Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Conversation Between My Mom and her Sister In Law

My mom is almost 87 and her sister in law is in her 70's. They talk on the phone several times a week. I often ask her what they talked about. Here's my version of their conversation:

LaVerne: Hi! What are you doing?

Elsie: Eating a bowl of cereal.

LaVerne: What?


LaVerne: Oh, you’re watching a serial?

Elsie: YES

LaVerne: How are you feeling?

Elsie: Oh, not so good. I had a treatment Friday and I’ve had diarrhea and a sore throat since Monday.

LaVerne: Your diarrhea is sore and funny?

Elsie: Yeah.

LaVerne: I saw the new baby Nathan. He’s handsome. Boo calls Josephine “the baby”

Elsie: He’s a hand full? Boo does what?

LaVerne: YES

LaVerne: Well, I guess nobody is going to pick me up and take me to their house.

Elsie: A body was picked up at your house?

LaVerne: YES

Elsie: Well, what can ya do?

LaVerne: That’s for sure.

Elsie to Mary: LaVerne said that Nathan is something and she did something and I can’t make heads or tails of it.

LaVerne to Debby: Elsie said something about a serial and diarrhea. I can’t make heads or tails of it.


  1. that's funny and true LOL

  2. That's you and Sue in a couple years

  3. ohhhh, lord, Mary. that's so true and totally accurate as to all the starts, stops, pauses, and fill-in-the-blanks! i sometimes get so frustrated trying to hold a conversation together with mama on the phone! the latest:

    me: "I think that little boy is deaf."
    mama: "His name is Jeff?"