On caregivers, faith, family, and writing…

seniors laughing 2 041712I don’t usually write my “Senior Humor” posts this close together, but I had a story left from last week’s post, and David forwarded me a video that I just had to share.

An elderly woman called 911 to report that someone had broken into her car. She was hysterical as she explained her situation to the dispatcher.

“They’ve stolen the stereo, the steering wheel, the brake pedal and even the accelerator!”

“Stay calm,” said the dispatcher. “An officer is on the way.”

A few minutes later, the officer radioed in.

“Disregard,” he said. “She got in the back seat by mistake.”

When I was a tween and Mom was too young to use Alzheimer’s as an excuse, we went shopping one Saturday morning. We came out of a store and got in the car, thinking we were finished. But this was before enclosed malls, and a woman could window shop from her car. Something caught our eye, so Mom parked and we went to check it out. When we came out some time later, the car was gone. Panic-stricken, we went back into the store and called the police. A nice officer came and took a report and then offered to drive us home. We got in the car with him, and he began to slowly circle the parking lot.

“Take a look around and see if you spot your car. Sometimes kids take cars for a joy ride and then bring them back.”

Sure enough, it wasn’t long before I spotted it.

“There it is!” I said.

Mom’s face reddened as she scrambled out of the car and thanked the officer.

“You’re quite welcome, Ma’am. That’s what we’re here for.”

I could tell he was trying to hide a grin. I guess it wasn’t the first time he’d been called out when a couple of women on a shopping spree looked for their car in the first place they parked instead of the second.

Now, here’s that video I mentioned. It’s a song by Golf Brooks called “Senior Moments,” and it speaks for itself. Enjoy!



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