Mullberry Whine

poured out before bed

Full of…Grace

…remarkably keen, that Gertrude (Hawk Eye, by Steve Jurvetson)…

The little old woman in her lilac power suit grasps my arm with noduled fingers, smiling an impossibly sweet little smile.

“Do you know, you look like an awful lot like Grace Kelly?  Martha, doesn’t she look like young Grace?” she directs her trembling voice to her equally unsteady companion.

“Oh yes, yes, Gertrude!  Oh, lovely!” Martha chirps, her sun spotted hand joining her friend’s on my arm.

“Oh, well, thank you, ladies.  That’s a very nice thing to say.  Now, where is it you’re trying to get to this morning?”

Gertrude’s impossibly sweet smile reconstitutes, effecting even more impossible sweetness.

“Well, to the Eye Institute.  I’m having my cataracts removed today, and Martha is having hers out next month – we scheduled them so we could help each other.  Isn’t that exciting?!”


6 comments on “Full of…Grace

  1. cate
    July 20, 2012

    that’s adorable.

  2. livingvoraciously
    July 20, 2012

    that was soooooooooooooo funny!!! Thanks for the morning laugh 🙂

    • mullberrywhine
      July 20, 2012

      Oh, certainly! Funny too, those two ladies won’t recognize me at all in about a month’s time…

  3. ElizabethWolf
    July 22, 2012

    Reblogged this on Le Maison Loup and commented:
    Friday Reblog on Sunday. This post just made me giggle.

    • mullberrywhine
      July 22, 2012

      Well, thank you Mrs. Loup – to be again amongst such good company on your site is an honor indeed.

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