Well, the Lotto Jackpot is up to 72 million so neither Ambulance Driver, Lovi, nor I won on Saturday night.
I knew THEY weren't gonna win. But I thought I at least had a shot at it. I guess I used up my luck makin' it home in one healthy piece, tho.
I am glad y'all enjoyed my little travelogue. I know I enjoyed writing it. One thing occurred during all my driving with Mom that I didn't include. She has started channeling Nanny. Which is strange indeed when you consider that Nanny was her Mother-in-Law and not her Mother.
Nanny, in her later years, had a mildly irksome habit of reading billboards and roadside signs aloud when she was a passenger in a car. It used to drive Mom to distraction. She would gritch about it, loud and long, to anyone who would listen. We would nod and agree, yes, it was annoying. But, nanny was gettin' on in years. What are ya gonna do? Yell at her for being eccentric? And now that Mom is sitting in the passenger seat, she is doing to the driver what Nanny used to do that annoyed her.
Somehow, I just don't have the heart to point out to her that she is doing what used to annoy her own, younger, self so very much. So I hold my tongue and let her prattle on. And when I'm out of earshot I complain endlessly to all who will listen of this eccentricity that has popped up in my Mom. What am I gonna do? Yell at her for some harmless reading aloud? I swan [as Nanny would say] I'm finally glad my right ear has the more severe ringing...that way I miss more of her recitations.