Sunday, May 21, 2006

Research

Every morning I have a long phone conversation with my 90 year-old cousin   She lives alone and cares for herself which is remarkable.  Our conversations roam all over.  Today we were doing a little research on phone line.  She had the book.

We had a topic we wanted to find out about and she looked it up in the index.

"It's on page 122," she said.

"Good."

She began thumbing the pages..."Fifty... seventy....ah,  what page are we looking for?"

"122"

"Oh yes  100, 115, 122.  Ah, what are we looking for?"

"Ginkgo-biloba."

"Oh yes.  Ah what is it used for?"

"Short term memory."

12 comments:

hewasolddog299 said...

No moss growing on your stone, baby!  ;D

wil

msecz said...

thats wonderful.... now if she can remember to get some... you will have to call her again. :) wonderful too that she still can live alone.  Sandra

garnett109 said...

wow

bamawmn46 said...

LOL!  You gotta love Cousin Bertha!  I am proud that she is able to care for herself as she does....
Jackie

nyboots said...

boy, I should give that stuff out at work,, some of the folks are bbbad!!!!lol
Ginger  http://journals.aol.com/nyboots/AssistedLivingCenterActivity/

jckfrstross said...

LMAO too funny :) have a good week

Deb

plieck30 said...

Some of these elderly people are amazing. I love to talk to our 94 year old at the senior center. She still lives alone and drives to church, the center and grocery store. She has sense enough to not get on the highway to go to Wal*Mart. She still has good memory and polices the center and makes sure no one puts their hats or purses on the tables. She is a cutie and we all love her. Paula

judypearllove said...

I sure hope I can live so long and healthy. I have that short term memory lose already and I'm 54. some days or worse than others. lol

elleme2 said...

Love your sense of humor! This is like an old Nichols & May routine!  Nice you keep in touch with this 90-year-old gem.

sylviam4000 said...

See your sense of humour is still well alive and kicking Chuck. Take care.
Sylvia xx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/sylviam4000/YeOldeEnglishPosy/

monponsett said...

If she made it to 90, she doesn't need any gingko-whatever.

hunybea4him said...

LMBO!