Mom Came for a Visit
So, the first weekend in April, my Mom came from Cleveland
for a visit. I was having my 45th birthday party and my
Mom came to help us celebrate it. I wasn’t sure
she was coming, and sure enough, she called to say something
had come up and she couldn’t make it. But it was
April Fool’s Day and she burst out laughing because
she could hear my silence as disappointment. “April
Fool! Of course I’m coming! I wouldn’t miss
Terry was with
me at the time and said my face just dropped. Then I asked
her for my headphones, which makes it easier for me to
talk on the phone, and she heard my Mom shriek with laughter.
She really got me!
We had a wonderful
visit. Complete with my birthday party at Lanzi’s
On The Lake. We all had a delicious dinner and it was
truly a great night. Do you remember my telling you that
Terry and I have the same birthday? Her family came as
My Mom and Herman
had their usual gin tournament which lasted late into
the night. They played cards both Friday and Saturday
nights. We even went down to the beach on Saturday afternoon
and they played cards there too. I’m not exactly
sure who won the tournament, I think it was a draw. They
are both very serious card players.
grand children came over to play on Sunday afternoon,
my Mom had to run down to Wal-Mart first to buy them each
a gift. For Herman’s granddaughter, Katey, she bought
her an adorable Cinderella doll and for his grandson Corey,
she bought an etch-a-sketch and a glove with a nerf baseball.
Both gifts were a big hit. She also got Katey a purse.
Herman put a few coins in the purse to start Katey off,
and they played for hours.
this game where he was on the couch hiding under a floatation
mat and he’d play “go fish” with my
Mom. What this entailed was a string attached to a piece
of wood which he would hang over the couch and my Mom
would attach clothespins as “fish” for him
It was really
neat seeing my Mom interact with the kids. It was obvious
that she really likes to play with young children.
So this basically
rounded off the weekend. I talked my Mom into staying
through Sunday night, which was not in her original plan.
But she did it as an extra gift to me.
Kathryn Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting
career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance
writing from Caroga Lake in Fulton County. Previous columns
may be accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com