Irene Quote Of The Day Sunday Jan 17, 2010
A continuing series of discussions with my 84 year old Mother Irene.
Don't ever discuss hearing issues with your elderly parents. Trust me on this one. Apparently my sister has a low voice and that's why Irene cannot hear her very well (translation - at all). And the doorbell? Well, that's because of the new screen door.
And despite the fact that the television volume is loud enough so that the people in the next town over know what my mother is watching, that really isn't an issue either.
Irene: "Have you ever notice that your sister has a very low voice?"
CJ: "No I haven't."
Irene: "You know, I don't need my glasses to hear the TV."
Funny, neither to I.
Funny/sad thing is, my Dad has a hearing aide.
And I totally need my glasses on to hear the TV.
My da was the same. He lived with us in the last year of his life. I'd call him down for tea. He'd wander in to the kitchen eventually (twenty minutes cold) to an, "I didn't hear you shout the first three times.."
Bless, eh? (Little sod..)