The funniest person I know

That would be my elderly  (as in born before Prohibition) mother.

The thing is, she is at her most hilarious when she is not trying.

Take today for example.  We were running a few errands during lunch and I had the radio playing in the car.  Suddenly she says, “I really like this song.”

Normally, this would be a signal that she was being sarcastic.

“Mom, are you being serious?

“Yes, I really like it.”


“I like the beat.”  (Okay, she really didn’t say the word “beat” but she mimicked the sound.)

That’s when I started to laugh.  This is what was playing on the radio:

Who knew mom was into guys with really long beards?!

That’s all I got tonight!  Rock on, mom!

It’s only a matter of time before she discovers Freebird.

Categories: Elderly wisdom , Music la la la


1 Nancy Wurtzel { 12.01.11 at 6:32 pm }

Great post! I can so relate as I’ve moved back to my small, rural hometown to care for my Mom who is 90 and has moderate dementia. You have to keep laughing, for sure!

2 Sophia { 12.01.11 at 6:45 pm }

Thank you! I am very fortunate where my mom is concerned. She lives independently and her memory is perfect. Better than mine!