Family Day? What’s Family Day?

18 Feb

Happy Family Day!

I am already sick of the Harlem Shake, but this version is worth sharing, just because it shows a lighter side of retirement home living.

Watch “Harlem Shake Senior Citizens – Retirement Home in Florida” on YouTube

Whoever says you lose your sense of humor when you get old, probably hasn’t spent much time with old people. Yesterday I eavesdropped on my mother’s 88-year-old estranged brother as he gave my seven-year-old son tips on how to pick up women. My mother and my uncle have not spoken in over 25 years.  They now live two doors apart in the same seniors home and they still don’t speak.  The notion of these warring siblings living in such close proximity during their final years is a source of amusement on both sides of the family divide.

I’m not sure if my uncle realized who I was, or if he grasped that the child he was speaking with is his great nephew. But he looked happy to have a young person pay him some attention.  And as my son and his Great Uncle chatted away, even my mother was smiling at the brother she can’t stand the sight of.

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4 Responses to “Family Day? What’s Family Day?”

  1. Cindy February 18, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    Talk about crossing the great divide! Go Mekai! Wow.

    • dementiadeli February 22, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

      Stay tuned, he has yet to introduce himself to Auntie Vera.

  2. Dianne February 21, 2013 at 12:30 am #

    That is a family day!

    • dementiadeli February 22, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

      Hi Dianne: Thanks so much for reading and subscribing to my blog.

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