849. Granddaughter’s birthday


I have a memory like a sieve. Which is why it’s such a relief to have remembered I have to go to my granddaughter’s tenth birthday party in a couple of minutes. She was desperate that I go, and of course I said I would. I wouldn’t miss it for the world. I could easily forget and find myself going for my daily walk around the lake. And then it would be too late. As I said, I have a memory like a sieve.

I enjoy my daily walk around the lake, especially now that summer is here. Using a walking stick has been a great help. I never knew a simple walking stick could be so handy. It takes the weight off my cranky old hip. And the doctor said to wear a sun hat. Apparently I had some pre-cancer thingy on the top of my ear. They treated it with a steroid cream but the doctor said to always wear a sun hat. So I do that when I go for my daily walk.

I do enjoy the lake walk. Sometimes I vary the walk a bit and head towards town, but usually it’s just around the lake. I always take a couple of slices of bread for the ducks. The water makes for a peaceful stroll, and the ducks make for some entertainment. And today is such a sunny day!

Now, I’ve just got to get my walking stick, my sunhat, and some bread, and I’m off.

Catch you later!

40 thoughts on “849. Granddaughter’s birthday

      1. exiledprospero

        Spoiled brat. What–you think people have nothing better to do than attend birthday parties? Kids today–I tell you!

        1. Bruce Goodman Post author

          Let’s hope Griselda is locked up eventually by her future husband who kidnaps her kids, and divorces her. That should teach her not to expect grandpa to come to her b’day when he could be feeding ducks.

  1. Cynthia Jobin

    Gramps would remember the party if he really wanted to go; but he doesn’t really want to go so he’s getting off the hook by ” not remembering” it. (Oh my god, really? Not want to go to the child’s party? You can’t be serious!!!)

    Hail to the sieve! A great blessing of old age!

  2. thecontentedcrafter

    Oh,oh! Sounds a bit like me! I have to admit that my head was ready for a different ending – getting the cane, the hat and something else I’ve already forgotten and heading off – sans trousers……………..

  3. Keith Channing

    At least you remembered the hat. By agreement with my dermatoligist, I now keep my hair longer, to cover my ears from the ravages of the evil sun! Anything to avoid yet another session with the plastic surgeon.


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