Sunday, November 11, 2007

how you doin'? well...

last friday on my way up to see mom i ran into Mr. Stockdale, a man from her church. he'd seen her at church just the night before at something they call Thursday Night Live, for dinner and entertainment and socializing. he went on and on about how well she was doing.

as i rode the elevator upstairs i marveled at his impression and the relative nature of "doing well."

i handed mom her mail. one piece was a card from the church. she didn't recognize the group that sent it, "Care Buddies," even though she was a member of the group for years. in the conversation that followed she mentioned, "it's been so long since i've been to Skillman (church) i can't really remember too much about it." Well...

HOTD and Elvis after the cut.

i decided to go to happy hour with her. i figured it was about time to catch up on the latest bad elvis impersonator. i was happily surprised.

no, the entertainment was indeed yet another elvis. the surprise was, this one was GOOD.


this is ms. olita and her baby. i've only seen her once without it.



HOTD
one of my favorite old geezers, and ironically, one of the few whose name i don't know. i've only seen him once without a fedora. this is his fall model.


10 comments:

Annie said...

Are you sure "good Elvis impersonator" isn't an oxymoron?

cornbread hell said...

you do make a good pittypat. let's just say i enjoyed this one. less cheese, better voice than usual.

Joanne D. Kiggins said...

Doing well, huh. Amazing how they can be somewhere and not remember it in the same day. Looks like all the residents were having a great time. Glad you enjoyed this Elvis. LOL

cornbread hell said...

yep. it still surprises me. every day.
(hey, i just linked to your blog.)

flintysooner said...

I was always fascinated by the responses from people about dad during the earlier days. Usually it was something like "I am certain he remembered me" but sometimes more general, too.

Some psychologist should do a study about it. I would but I have surrendered my amateur psychologist hobby. They could combine it with the Elvis Impersonator studies.

I've caught up on reading your posts and I'm glad you write.

cornbread hell said...

thanks, flinty.

you know, the 2 subjects really do have something in common. i'm sure there are plenty of elvis fans who really want to believe he's still around.

Chris said...

Miss Olivia is striking and I love the man with the hat.

I was amazed at the people who were shocked when I told them Mom had AD when she died. They never picked up on it, which, for my mom's dignity, I am maybe glad they didn't.

As always a wonderful post! Take care Rick.

flintysooner said...

I thought they were related, too.

Once I was in Memphis and this clerk at a stop and shop place swore up and down that she saw the "real" Elvis regularly.

I had a customer one time pledge his Elvis' memorabilia collection against a debt. I was astonished when he presented the detailed list.

peggy said...

The man with the fedora looks just like a man that used to live in Seattle.
He would freqent the Pike place market and if there was a street performer he always would do the old soft shoe dance and tap dance along with the music. He also always wore a hat that looked just like that one. Everyone loved "dancin Jack Kelly". Does this man dance? Maybe thats jack Kellys little brother....
just kidding:)

cornbread hell said...

peg, i've never seen him dance, but i betcha he can.