June 2, 2008

Short Conversations with My Grandfather

Mike @ 4:58 am   |  Comments (1)
Filed under: Short Conversations

[I needed to call my grandmother yesterday, as it was her 90th birthday.]

Me: Hey Grandpa! It’s Mike Hodgson, your grandson!

Grandpa: Who?

Me: Mike Hodgson!

Grandpa: Mike Hudgens?

Me: No, Mike Hodgson.

Grandpa: Do I have a grandson named Mike Hodgson?

Me: Yeah! It’s me.

Grandpa: Who are you married to?

Me: No one!

Grandpa: So what’s on your mind?

1 Comment


Hey, he’s still got his hearing… that’s something. With my grandfather, conversation has come down to shouting into his ear, then nodding encouragingly as he smiles, with a look of “I have no idea what you just said, but I’ll pretend just to make you feel better” on his face.

Either that, or he understands every word we say, and he’s just playing us.

Comment by Allen — June 2, 2008 @ 11:28 am


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