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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Carry on Gobsmacked

I woke up knowing sum more abt what will happen on 23 August, Liz's wedding day. This time, I know sum stuff abt what Iris and Uncle Phil will talk abt by Gramps's bedside @ hospital.

Iris will have one hand on the rail of Grandpa Jim's bed and will tell Uncle Phil, "He's been fine 4 so long, Phil. If NEthing, I thought he mite have another stroke. ...But, it's his heart again." Phil will take both of Iris's hands in his own (and their hands will B oddly deformed just then), and he'll say, "Iris, I can't leave U like this!" Iris will go, "Go 2 the wedding, dear. We'll B fine. I want 2 B here when Jim wakes up." The 1st 1/2 of Iris's reply makes me think that she'll think he'll B offering 2 stay, but the 2nd 1/2 makes me think she'll believe he'll B suggesting she shd go 2 the wedding herself. MayB it's that she won't really know and will B covering both possibilities.

NEway, after she says that, she will take Phil by the arm and lead him out of the curtained area of Grandpa Jim's bed, while saying, "He's going 2 recover. I'm sure of that. --They're doing everything they can. So don't worry. Have a wonderful time... And just carry on as if nothing happened." And Uncle Phil will look gobsmacked.


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  • At 8:18 AM, Blogger DreadedCandiru2 said…

    It occurs to me that Iris will be doing this as a very subtle dig at Uncle No-Show. She's making him choose between the wedding or his dad and, what's more, he knows it.

  • At 8:55 AM, Blogger April Patterson said…

    mayB so, dc2. my premonition didn't give me ne deets on her motives.


  • At 1:49 PM, Anonymous michael patterson said…


    Formerly little sis. Your prediction today makes me feel sorry for poor Uncle Phil. He doesn’t have to deal with Iris regularly, so her combination of self-sacrifice and handing out guilt probably would gobsmack him. I am so glad I have foreseen that I will be ushering and greeting at this time, and not stuck at hospital listening to Iris drone on about all the ailments which could have stricken Grandpa Jim. “Oh, Mike. Your grandfather has been at the peak of his health for so long. I thought he might have another stroke, or maybe his arthritis, or perhaps his bad back, or his anti-depressant medication; but no, it’s his heart this time. I guessed wrong; but most times I get it right.” It sounds like torture. No wonder Auntie Georgia is nowhere mentioned in your prediction. She probably had the good sense to leave already.

    If Elizabeth figures out that Grandpa Jim is not at her wedding, then I can only hope she will also realize the positive part, which goes along with that, i.e. Iris is not at her wedding. Can you imagine if she were there with Grandpa Jim? Elizabeth would say, “Do you like my dress?” to Grandpa Jim. And Iris would say, “Grandpa Jim does like your dress. It makes him think of his first wife on their wedding day. That’s why he is drooling. Marian certainly had a low cut dress for a wartime bride. I was a wartime bride too, and I wanted a dress like that, but my father said I would look like a whore in a dress like that. You’re so lucky you have your Grandma’s dress to wear. Jim is so proud of you.” It would be awful.

    Michael Patterson

  • At 2:26 PM, Anonymous jeremy jones said…

    april, i know u didn’t like my answer, but i wuz tellin’ the truth. if my dad had a heart attack & it wuz our weddin’ day, i wud not b @hospital w/him & cancellin’ the weddin’. i wud prolly b rilly happ there wuz a good reasn he wudn’t show up @my weddin’ day. i remembah wen he showed up @my 10th b-day, stinkin’ drunk & w/sum girl he picked up @hiz concert the nite b4 named amber. i wud have given nethin’ 4 him 2 have a heart attack that day.

    ur tellin’ this story ‘bout how u know ur grandpa jim iz gonna have a heart attack on ur sis’ weddin’ day & it’s gonna ruin the whole thing 4u2 pretend nothin’ happed, wen u wanna b @the hospital w/iris. u luv ur grandpa jim & i have no prob w/that. but there iz sumthin’ rilly wrong wen ur uncle phil & ur mom have no prob just goin’ on w/the weddin’ like nothin’ happed w/him. i mean, it’s like i wud act w/my dad & my dad ran out on me & mom wen i wuz little.

    ok, uc, montréal is like a 6-hour-drive frum mboro, but ur uncle haz not been back 2 mboro since the gym jam in 2006. he can drive down 4 ur sis’ weddin’, but where haz he been the last 2 years? it’s not like ur grandpa hazn’t had anothah stroke. ur uncle teaches skool. he haz the summers off. there’s lotsa tymez he cud come & he duzn’t. all i am sayin’ iz sumthin’ musta gone on tween him & ur grandpa…sumthin’ peeps have not told u.

  • At 2:47 PM, Blogger April Patterson said…

    jeremy, it's v. possible that sumthing bad happened betw unk phil and gramps and that no1 ever told me abt it. i guess there r lots of things i don't get told abt. that wd prolly xxplain things. i wonder what my mom's not telling me abt stuff that mighta happened betw. her and gramps.

    i can understand abt yr dad. from all u've told me, that soundz like a normal kind of reaction.

    mike, i wonder if iris even knows what grandma marian's real wedding dress looked like, the one w/the high collar, buttons down the front, and poofy mutton-leg sleeves.


  • At 8:34 PM, Anonymous jeremy jones said…

    april, it’s not just that sumthin’ bad happed tween ur uncle or ur mom & ur grandpa jim. sumthin’ is just off w/these thingz ur seein’ in the future. like ur sis’ friend candace halloran & all her “bff 4evah” talk. thass not like nethin’ i have evah heard ‘bout candace halloran b4. & like w/ur grandpa, wen he had the stroke, every1 in ur fam went 2 hospital includin’ ur uncle phil. now every1 iz gonna leave iris alone. sumthin’ iz off. i dunno wut.

  • At 8:53 PM, Blogger April Patterson said…

    u're rite, jeremy, there's just been lots of stuff that's been "off" abt what's gonna happen on liz's wedding day. u'd think that the offness u r talking abt wd mean that the premonitions r not true, that i and mike and patrickrsghost just had weird, vivid dreams brot on by weirdness in our subconscious brains. but 4 sum reason, i know that these were really premonitions, and that the stuff will come true. i can't xxplain it, tho.



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