My mom cared for my grandparents as they aged. She encouraged them to move down south from Pittsburgh and became their life line. Mom devoted herself to them, especially since my brother and I were away at college and flying the coop. She has so many stories I can tap into (like the last one I told about Granny). As hard as it is watching your loved ones grow older and confused, you just gotta laugh at the things that happen.
Pap Pap, my grandfather, was in the hospital having some procedure done. He was in his eighties and the medications they administered left him somewhat agitated and confused. He would not eat his breakfast so a nurse tried to spoon feed him some applesauce.
Nurse: Please, just take one bite.
Pap Pap: I don’t want any applesauce.
Nurse: Come on, just one bite. Your eyes are a beautiful blue.
Pap Pap: I don’t want applesauce. And, your eyes are pretty as well; but your face really needs work!
At least the nurse thought it was funny. She’s the one who told my mom about it!