Friday, Autumn Years Rest Home:

“Irene is on her way, headed right for our Home.”

“Naw, that is all hype. It stimulates the economy.”

“How so?”

“People rush to the grocery stores and stock up on bread and milk. Have you noticed that some people have 14 loaves of bread in their carts? How much bread can you eat?”

“I don’t know. It looks very dangerous to me.”

“OK Minnie. So what should we do about it? I mean, is there anything that we can do about it?”

“The weather guy said we should not drive in flooded areas.”

“You don’t even drive, so I guess you don’t have to worry about that.”

“And they said we could be without power.”

“OK. Next.”

“Well, I worry about it.”

“I noticed. And does that help the situation?”

“No. But I can’t help it. I think about it all the time.”

“Quit watching the weather channel. Those people need ratings. The worse the weather, the better they like it.”

“I keep thinking about the rain and the wind.”

“Have you been outside today? It is sunny and hot. No rain, no wind. So why not enjoy what we have now? And suffer through the storm when it hits….. instead of reliving and imagining what it will be like.”

“Yes, I know you are right, but how can you just slough it off and not have it bother you?”

“Need you ask, my dear? It’s called the juice of the grape.”

“Aha! I knew it. Let’s head for the wine store and pick up a stash. I am tired of Irene.”



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