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Mother's Day

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I've had 43 Mother's Days. This year just about wins the prize for the mother of all Mothers' Days. Tarzan said, "Do you want to do something for Mother's Day?" I said, "Not if I have to plan it." Tarzan, "Oh."

End of conversation. About two hours later he called me back and said, "We have a date at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Is it okay to celebrate Mother's Day a day early." "Sure." I say.
Then I start thinking about it, Saturday at 5:15 is the Laker's game, I bet we are going to a sports bar. Maybe he is taking me to Circle K for hot dogs--but that is another story.
Hmmmmm, what could it be, I resist the temptation to ask.
Saturday morning we got up early and started working in the yard. Several times during the day he reminded me we had to leave before 5:00 p.m. Then I started wondering if someone was coming to the house and he was surprising me.
I still did not ask.
At 4:45 exactly, we were cleaned up and in the car. We s…

Sitting in Safeway waiting for a Prescription

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A man comes over--he smells like sweat. He sits down at the blood pressure machine. I speak to him. "Hi, how are you today." "Good. I have to take my blood pressure it is all over the place." He closes his eyes, takes several deep breaths and -- with his eyes still closed pushes the button to start the test.
"Did you pass?" I ask.
"134/72." He replies.
"Not bad." He smiles and goes off. The little cubby hole I'm in still smells of sweat.
Next, a little three-year-old boy comes up. He looks over the machine. "What dat?" He asks me. I explain what it is and he asks how it works. I explain about the buttons and he wants to push them.
"Don't push the buttons -- it's not a toy."
"Otay. If I put my fingow heeow, it pinch me?"
"No, it is made for a big boy. Your finger is too little."
"Oh. If i put my aaam in, it pinch me?"
"No, your arm isn't big enough."
He gets closer and…