This story was actually written a couple of weeks ago on the day it happened. I wrote it quickly so I wouldn’t forget the details. I finally made time to read through it and make the necessary corrections. I hope you enjoy it.
Today I was behind schedule. A blueberry cake I had in the oven required more time to bake than I had planned for, so when I walked in to grandma’s house she already had the table set and was getting out a microwave meal for her and grandpa’s lunch. They were happy to see me and she was content to let me take over. As I was hurrying around the kitchen grandma mentioned that she had found something for me to read. She seemed very pleased with herself as she handed me the aged, brown paper. It was a letter from 53 years ago.
I’ll get back to that letter, right now I want to finish the story about lunch. So I threw one microwave meal, well, into the microwave and went down to the bathroom to prepare for ‘the bath lady’. You see the reason for all my rushing around is that today is bath day, and the gal usually comes right around lunch time. Grandma doesn’t like to bathe first because she gets very hungry. So I’ve learned that lunch must come first. I adjusted the bath seat in the shower and grabbed clean towels. Ding. There goes the microwave. I hurry back to the kitchen to pull out one meal and throw in the other. Then I rush into the bedroom to make their bed, lay out clean clothes and grab grandma’s robe. Ding. Back to the kitchen. Just as I pulled out the second meal, the bath lady walks in. Grandma immediately declares, “You’re early! I haven’t had my lunch yet!” To which the bath lady sweetly replies, “You go right ahead and eat your lunch.”
I quickly put the meal on and apologize to the bath lady for running behind schedule. She didn’t mind a bit. While grandpa and grandma ate their lunch, I finished preparing for the bath, then came out to chat. When grandma was almost finished with her meal, she leaned over towards me and whispered, “Can I have a cookie?” It was so adorable I had to laugh. I asked her if we could have our coffee and dessert after the bath and she said, “Sure. That sounds good.” So after getting her blood pressure and pulse recorded, she was off to take a bath.
Once the bath was over and the bath lady had left us, I started to put grandma’s hair in curlers. We got a surprise visit from a wonderful neighbor who brought grandpa and grandma smoothies from Burger King. Grandma loved hers, and kept saying how good it was and she was so hungry because she hadn’t had lunch yet. I tried to correct her the first time she said it but she wasn’t convinced, so I told her that as soon as I was done curling her hair I would get her some lunch. : )
And I did. Not only did she have a microwave meal of manicotti, she also had her smoothie, a half of ham and cheese sandwich, apple pie and coffee. I think she was hungry today. : ) At one point she left her pie and coffee to help me fold some clothes, but after folding one towel she said, “I’ll let you finish this. I need to have my dessert.”
Now about that letter grandma gave to me. It was addressed to Santa from my dad and his three brothers. I typed it out for you just as my dad had written it. It is so sweet.
Dec. 4, 1960Grawn, Mich.
What I want for Cristmas is very high in mony for you but I would like very much to have it. It’s a bb gun, it has a case and other things for oiling and taking cair of it. If you would pleas get a b-b gun for me and my brother. He is a very good boy and so am I. My other to brothers are good allso. They want guns and holsters, trucks cars and capes for the guns. But I have a lot of sparrows around the barn and corn crib and we need some practis with handling guns so we can learn to be good hunters. That is all I can say this year so good-by until the next.P.S.
Pleas write back soon.
I will not feel bad if you can’t get me a gun.
Sinsirly your,Don’t you just love it?
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