Sunday, April 26, 2009

Peel The Orange, Just Peel The Orange

While visiting my dad last week, my sister had this conversation with him.
He is in his favorite chair all leaned back after having the sugar low from hell, weak as water, with an oxygen tank hose all over the chair - but feeling a little better.

Sis: How about a nice orange, Daddy? I see a nice one in the fruit basket.
Daddy: Yeah. I believe I could eat an orange.
Sis: Great! Let me get one for you.
Daddy: I think I will eat me an orange! (with super-hero strength words, he said)
Sis: Give me just a minute. I'll peel it for you.

He raised up in the chair and said,
"I'll peel it."

Sis: But I don't mind peeling it for you.
Daddy: That's awful kind of you, Sis but....
Sis: I don't mind, Daddy.
He looked at her with that because-I-said-so look and nearly shouted,

"Bring me a knife. The day I can't peel my own orange will be the day I die!!"

He ate every morsel.
Take that, diabetes.

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Sometimes Saintly Nick said...


Akelamalu said...

Oh that's wonderful Mimi. God Bless him. I remember him when I'm sending Reiki daily - I hope it helps. xx

fishingaround said...

Daddies are pretty strong. We need to find guys like them. :)

Julie said...

My daddy would let me unwrap his chocolate candy bars when his fingers just wouldn't quite work right.


Our daddy''s memories such as this that won't ever fade.

Thank God!

Travis said...

That made me smile. However long it takes, he will peel that orange and enjoy it!

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Nick had it right ... AMEN !!

The Gal Herself said...

Your dad IS a superhero! It's the every day victories that count. Bravo!

Mojo said...

I know that look. Or I remember that look I guess is more the case. Nice to hear there's some fight left in the guy yet.

Big hug.

Desert Songbird said...

Take THAT, you orange!

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