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He Ain't Heavy...He's My Brother....

October 3rd, 2008 at 06:27 pm

My Hubby that is. That song was sure a long time ago.

During Hurricane Ike, I worried a bit about elderly neighbor. I was sure that her son would take her out, and I hoped she would go. I also pondered how to reverse the roles she has assigned to DD and me. There is an early, early entry on Big Jan, Little Jan that is more explanatory, but the gist is that she has switched identities between my DD and me. I am now my DD, and she is me. I oftened wondered who she thought Hubby was. Especially since I call him by his first name when talking to her. Was he my dad now?

After Ike, she had returned before me. Hubby was already here, and she called to ask for help one day. Her windows were still boarded up so she couldn't see outside, and also her outside back lights were damaged. She couldn't tell if it was safe to take out her garbage. So, Hubby went over and took her garbage out for her and offered to remove the boards on the windows. She didn't have him remove the boards, and her son came yesterday and did that for her. While Hubby and I were talking about being glad she could now see outside, he told me that he is now my brother. She caught him off guard with the question while he was over there taking out the garbage. He just agreed with it. So, now we are brother and sister living in the same house and our mother is not at home right now. We'll just have to be very careful of being too affectionate in the driveway. That would be a mighty strange brother/sister relationship to her. I can't wait to tell DD she has a son, also....

5 Responses to “He Ain't Heavy...He's My Brother....”

  1. Personal Finance Student Says:

    That's hilarious and very considerate of you to think of her!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Funny stuff!! So kind of you to go along... Smile

  3. scfr Says:

    Hopefully she won't call Child Protective Services to report an AWOL mother! She sounds like a character ... And very lucky to have nice neighbors looking after her.

  4. reginaastralis Says:

    My great grandmother had Alzheimer's ... and I would crack up with who she thought we were. It killed me (I was 12 when she died) but I had to find the humor in loosing my Nanny.

    Anywho, as she neared the end, she only "remembered" my brother. He had incredibly curly hair, so she remembered that about him. However, she thought he was a girl. My brother was 9 and just went along with it ... he didn't want to hurt Nanny's feeling. I'm sure, even though she didn't remember it very long after we left, that it brought comfort that this woman from her past was visiting her again. Who cared about the rest of us.

  5. fern Says:

    Oh, she sounds more than a little off. I would worry about her well-being.

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