Going out on for a nice Sunday afternoon…cant forget the sunglasses!
The exterminator is here. Grandpa is in the dining room and the bug man is in the kitchen, probably 6 ft from one another. It’s very quiet in the house, as I sit and update this, and as Grandpa is watching the bug guy do his job. Luckily, it’s a small town and we know him well. Grandpa rips one that echoes through house. I look at him and smile. He makes a surprised face and says, “What did I eat to make that come out?” The bug guy says, ”I didn’t hear nothing” (he winks). Grandpa says ”Thats gotta be one of the best ones I’ve ever done!”
Im hanging out with Grandpa watching Basketball. He shifts his body to make himself more comfortable. He points to his left knee and says, “Jadroola knee is acting up again!”
(For those who missed the earlier post, Jadrool, (italian for cucumber, and italian slang for “lazy bum”, is one of Grandpa’s favorite and most used words.)
It’s around 10 p.m. I am helping Grandpa into bed and I ask him if he wants to keep his socks on or off. He told me he’d like to take them off tonight to see how sleeps without him.
It’s now. 8:00 a.m. and I’m sound asleep. Grandpa is standing outside my bedroom door and says very strictly and matter of factly, “Jill, you need to come to my room right now, I must show you something!” I jump out of bed and open my door, and he is no where to be found. I rush into his room to make sure everything is ok and I find him sitting on his bed. He looks at me and says, “Get a load of this!” He puts one arm on top of the other and stands straight up by himself!! (he usually needs assistance, or it takes him a few trys) I was a little confused, but totally impressed as I say “Look at you, this morning!” He looks at me and says, “It’s all because of you! You told me to take those dopey socks off and I woke up a new man! I can’t believe it, thank you!!”
I was away for one night. I came home and sat with Grandpa and he grabbed my hand as we sat together and talked. So sweet.
Grandpa fell the other day. He was fine and he did not get hurt. However, we decided it was best to get him “Life Alert” ( the “I’ve fallen and I cant get up” people.) He was not too happy about this. After it was all set up I was expalianing to him how to use the button, and that if he pushes it they will respond within a few seconds and he can tell them what the situation is.
This was his sarcastic response;
"I should push it just for the fun it!! I’ll tell them that I have 3 Russian Mafia men in the yard with machine guns and that they better send the police!"
We were watching a movie and a man removed his shirt. He was very hairy. Grandpa turned to me and asked if I like that sort of thing. I responded with a simple, “not really”, and we both continued watching the movie. 5 seconds later Grandpa says;
"I’m so lucky! No hair on my chest, I’m so beautiful!" Then he pulled the neck of his shirt out, put his head down toward his chest and blew kisses to it.