Mom’s Mind Is Out to Sea

Backstory: My Dad was a Navy Captain and was always out to sea, so Mom got used to writing telegrams.  All her e-mails are one paragraph and include ALL the news fit to print, no matter how diverse the subject.  Her stream-of-consciousness updates always delight me.

Thanks for the stroke material. I was worried too which is why we went straight to emergency yesterday. Dad’s b/p and other responses were good. Did you access Jim’s attachment with all the photos? That place sure does photograph well. The inside, while incredibly charming, needs lots of TLC (e.g. paint, floor refinishing, new appliances). But it really is like a mini-estate. ANd the price is a bargain. I think they paid more plus the new roof but now they have three houses and prefer the latest one. Did you see it? Meanwhile I am laid low with IBS. I started to cook a complicated Chinese meal and then said to hell with it, we’ll have frozen pizza.

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    • 1.  Kirby

      Chinese food, a stroke, and IBS all in one paragraph? Priceless!

      October 12, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    • 2.  Terry

      Love, love, love this mom.

      October 13, 2011 at 11:46 am

    • 3.  Megan

      Okay – so reading this website from most recent to oldest, this entry appears right after the “chronic masturbator” entry. So imagine my thoughts when the first sentence of this e-mail from your mom (especially with the prefacing idea of sailors, telegrams, etc. in my mind) is “Thanks for the stroke material.” I LOLed almost too hard.

      October 17, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    • 4.  Al

      And how much of this do you take after, pray tell?

      October 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    • 5.  Anil Mistry

      Ditto Megan!

      January 7, 2012 at 12:08 am

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Love, Mom