Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Mother's Day

This is a true story about one of my dad's brothers and his mom:

The scene is Mother's Day. My grandma was standing at the sink, washing the dishes from dinner.

My uncle was still a kid then and saw her quietly working in her apron. He walked up behind her and gently untied her apron, saying "Mom, if there is one day a year that you shouldn't have to do the dishes, it's Mother's Day."

Then, he turned her around and lovingly pulled the apron up over her head.

Then he said, "They will be here tomorrow."

(Thankfully, she knew he was kidding. My dad and all his brothers love to tease.)