Also, today I found out that my mentor teacher from last year lost her husband on Friday. I am so sad for her and her children. She is the nicest most giving woman I may have ever met and she doesn’t deserve half of the hardships she has had to face since my family has known her. I don’t even know what to say.
I had a really nice conversation with my grandma today. We haven’t talked in forever so it was really nice to catch up. We were on the phone for at least 40 minutes.
There were parts of our conversation where I couldn’t even recognize her dementia. She seemed so on top of things, like remembering our neighbors from when we were in our rental and how nice they are. But then other times it was just so evident, like forgetting Phillis and Eric’s names when they were at her house just yesterday, and forgetting that they raised chickens when my mom was young.
I’m really glad we got to talk today as it’s impossible to know how much longer we’ll be able to have nice conversations before the dementia gets worse. It’s so sad watching a loved ones memory just slip away like this; it honestly breaks my heart. But, something tells me that no matter how bad my Grammy’s memory gets we’ll always have a special connection. I’ll always be her schoochie ba nuch (which s probably spelled way wrong, but the sentiment is still there).
Every summer for the last couple of years Rascal Flatts stops in Hartford on their tour and everyone from my town flocks to see them. The funny thing is none of them even genuinely like country music, rather they like the idea of dressing “country” (ie. crow tops and short shorts with their “cowboy boots”) and getting drunk in the parking lot starting at about noon. Then they take their wasted little selves into the venue to watch the show from the lawn. And the funnier part is these are the same kids who pride themselves on being “classy” lol funny joke.
I don’t know about you, but if I’m gonna spend money on concert tickets I’d much rather be up close and personal watching them live rather than on tv from the lawn, and I definitely would want to be sober as to actually remember the concert. People irk me.