Monday, January 29, 2007


Headed to Harmony last night for a visit with Conrad, Bronco B, & my Aunt & Uncle Clause. Allan Clarke was there as well & on his best behaviour as he only dropped the F-Bomb once {that I heard}. This is an impressive display of company manners from him. I was also pleased with the fact that I managed to sit far across the room from Allan after supper, & thus managed to avoid the stink-bombs he was bandying about the area.

It's funny how some people have known you since you were born, but they don't really know you & you don't really know them ~ know what I mean? I can make pleasant chit-chat with my aunt & uncle, I love them very much, but on the way home I was having a bitch of a time trying to remember all their kids' names. My first cousins! I don't have a piece of chum's chance at a shark convention of attempting to know how many children they have. I also had no idea that Uncle Clause drove a semi.

How can I not know these things, these basic facts about such close family members? Do I not pay attention? Am I THAT self-absorbed? Or did I once know these things & now the Alzheimer's has removed them from my psyche? Well, I think we all know the answer to all these questions is a resounding "Yes!".

I don't think this is a Death Bed Moment, however. I mean, let's face it, if we were that close {even though we are closely related} I would probably have seen them, those cousins, sometime in the last 15 years since Whoopi's wedding. But I haven't & they haven't seen me. Or attempted to call. Or written me letters. Now that I think about it, I'm mad as hell at their lack of interest in my life! How dare they! I bet they don't even know that I'm married, a wino & a crazy cat lady. Hrmph!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

well, this comes from my dead beat point of view but I don't think it's that uncommon to not be completely entertwined with ones relatives! I mean, a majority of people are not even that cnnected to their immediate family! As the saying goes, you choose your friends not your family.

But how dare they not take interest in your wino, married, cat quacky status!!!