and I had a ball! (Please hold your snorts.) Yesterday, I drove my parents (the above-mentioned nonagenarians) up to Dorset, VT to see Barefoot in the Park at the Dorset Theatre Festival. It was fun!! And I made some pithy observations about spending the day with elderly people:
One. They may move slowly, but they are endlessly courteous, attentive to those even older than they, and are wonderfully polite.
Two. They open doors for everyone. There is no pushing or cutting in line.
Three. In the ladies room, they even wiped down the sink tops when they finished washing their hands!!!
Four. They appreciated the humor and talent, laughed out loud, and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Five. They whistled at the cast (especially the nubile leading lady) and stomped their canes on the floor in pure enthusiastic enjoyment.
Six. The lady sitting next to my mother helped her on with her jacket and patted her hand in comradeship.
It just made me feel all rosy.