A Conversation During The News.....

My father in law and I were watching the national news last night. He is trying very hard to remember current events in light of his realization that he has Alzheimer’s. 


Together we are watching a story about John McCain.


“What is his first name?” he asks.


“John” I said.


“And what is the name of his running mate?” he says trying to get the Republican ticket correctly in his mind.


“Sara Palin”, I said.


“And who is Osama bin Ladens’s running mate?” he asked.


I smile and say, “Joe Biden”.


I heard Gigi laugh from the kitchen.


Don’t worry, he doesn’t vote. 

5 comments:

terri said...

That made me laugh and cry all at the same time. Alzheimers sucks.

Micky-T said...

A bit of a tickle,
with a tear of the heart.

Judy said...

That was funny but gosh I am so sorry he is going down hill mentally!

IEAT_SNOWMANPOOP said...

lol

MELackey said...

man, that sucks. But, you need to take him to vote. What's his name and his running mate, what's her name need all the help they can get...