Iris an' Gramps
Dunc, sorry, I didn't mean 2 ignore U an' yr dream post. What happed was that yr post went up when I was answering Mike an' I didn't even realize it was there till I was catching up on the nite posts this morning and U sed sumthing abt it in a l8r post. So then I went back and looked. Don't feel bad, I have weird dreamz abt U sumtymez 2. I can't say more, or Ger mite get upset.
NEway, Iris called us this morning and Mom put her on speaker fone.
Iris: Good morning, all!
Mom: Morning, Iris. Hi, Dad!
Iris: He's waving.
Me: Good morning!
Dad: Where's my train catalog?
Mom: Say "Hello" to Iris and my Dad, John!
Dad: Oh, hello, how's your new "lifestyle"?
Mom: Please shut up about that, John, don't make me throw frozen peas @ yr head!
Dad: Sorry. (Ducks away)
Iris: Please pass on our hellos to Michael, Deanna, and the little ones!
Mike: Oh, hi there, Iris! I 4got who U were 4 a second!
Iris: Hello, Michael!
Dee: Oh, hello, Iris, I guess I wasn't "listening" there for a moment. Pre-occupied with the kids. They are v. clingy l8ly, what w/the trauma they've been thru watching their home burn up and their father run back in 2 save his manuscript and laptop.
Iris: Yes, about that. . . .
Mike: U don't have 2 tell me what a hero I was, saving that novel 4 the good of Canada.
Iris: Oh, good, so I won't.
Merrie: Gweat-gwampa Jim? Step-gweat-gwamma Iwis?
Iris: Hi, sweetie! Yr great gramps is waving @ U. And how is yr little brother?
Merrie: He's waving, 2. He doesn't know U can't C him.
Iris: Awwww! NEway, the reason I'm calling is that Jim and I wanted 2 share how happy we R 2 have made it thru yet another yr 2gether! We just think it's AMAZING!
Mom: Yes, amazing!
Liz: Oh, hi, what's going on here? I heard the word "amazing." Usually when I hear that, ppl R talking abt me.
Mom: It's yr gramps and Iris. Iris was just saying how amazing it is that they've made it thru another yr 2gether.
Liz: I guess. But it's not like they've d8ed a helicopter pilot. I'm hungry. I need a hearty breakfast so I won't get depressed.
Mom: Well, U know where everything is, go @ it.
Liz: OK, Mommy.
Iris: So, I helped Jim up out of bed this morning, helped him on w/his robe, and got him 2 his walker. Then we went over 2 his favourite chair. Moving him away from the walker, I wrapped my arms arund him he wrapped his around me, and I sed, "Let me help U 2 sit down, Jim. Just the way they taut us." I was helping him in2 his chair, and I sed, "This is like dancing, isn't it." And that wasn't a question, young Pattersons, it was a st8ment! Then I went on, "The 2 of us moving 2gether as one... Do U know that 2nite is New Year's Eve? ...We've made it thru another yr, U and I." Jim smiled and moved his hands in a way that xxpressed "dancing." I sed, "Alrite..." I helped him out of his chair, wrapped my armz around him, and sed, "...Let's dance."
Mom (choking up): That's so touching!
Iris: Isn't it, tho? So, Jim and I have plans 2nite 4 New Year's Eve. We R going 2 a luvly party that's hosted by April's friend, that nice Jones boy!
Mike: Nice! That boy is not nice! He's a deliquent!
Mom: Michael Patterson, don't U say that! He's been reformed via April's Patterson influence, like yr effect on Gordon and Liz's effect on Candace!
Liz: Candace? Did Candace call?
Mom: No, Liz, I was using her name in an xxample. Put yr face back in yr breakfast if U can't follow along!
Iris: Well, as nice as this is, I have 2 go now. I, um, need 2 help Jim. Er, 2 help him scratch his back. Yes, of course, that's it! Well, goodbye, all!
Dee: Bye, now!
Mike: Ta-ta, for now!
Merrie: Bye-bye! Robin's waving!
Telephone: Click! (Dial tone)
NEway, that's how this morning went. So, for NYE, sum of us R still planning on getting 2gether 4 a low-key nite @ Dunc's house (while Dunc is away). It's gonna B me, Vicki, Gordie, Eva, and MayB Becky and Howard. They weren't sure last time I spoke w/them. Def not Ger, tho, since neither Mom nor Dad will B there 2 chaperon an' Dunc is away. Zeremy and his future sis will B @ the odefoax NYE party, since Zeremy is DJ-ing.