Alzheimers……

November 14, 2009

One of the taboo topics among older people….

Uncle Desperate would not admit to it….but could not remember from one day to the next what he had read in the Watchoutnow Gazette…nor what he had seen at the Watchoutnow Drive-In perched precariously above the Watchoutnow River ..

several kids who were fornicating excitedly had loosed inadvertently the car’s brake and they went sliding slowly as the car picked up speed into the watery chasm below……

it usually was a Sandra Dee movie…..a 60’s flick……

Uncle Desperate was in the back of Grannie Toads bus…(for some reason the rest of the family was not around)

….. sitting on Great Aunt Claire’s trunk…having just opened a bottle of Watchoutnow Noilly Pratt Vermouth …and was amazed at how fruit flies would ALWAYS materialize when he opened a bottle …just ALWAYS…like they were just hatched ….they were so annoyingly tiny that he could NOT catch them with his hand…..were more frustratin than Minnesota mosquitoes

he looked out of the foggy window to see Koddee havn a good old time bathing himself in the Wathchoutnow River…he wondered if bears had Alzheimers……

he realized he was losing his hearing in his left ear….which was frustratin as he could not hear the Watchoutnow River Rapids in Stereo anymore…

but he had been xpectin this as his Mum – Maude Desperate was hard of hearing ….and when he looked at the one sepia profile print he had of her – she – though looking Regally Native American – had an unbelieveable “hawker” and LOOKED stone deaf…..

as a child he use to tease her and whisper things in the inaudible ear…..just to irritate her……

but (sigh) he realized now, after taking another sip from the Watchoutnow Noilly Pratt Vermouth …..

that it was THE KARMA – that Great Aunt Claire had warned him about …

that she was told about ….way way back when she was wearing her Dazzlements in the Circus with Koddee……out in those wonderful small towns that lay in the wheat fields which stretched as far as the eye could see in North Dakota ….where the HONEST people lived……

Uncle Desperate paused …..not hearing anything out of his left ear….and wondered if what he had just thought….he had ACTUALLY just thought or was it his Alzheimer and had he imagined that he imagined he had THOUGHT IT…but then remembered…….shoot NONE of that had to do with HIS HEARING…..

he looked out the grimy bus window to see Koddee beckonin him to come on down to swim in the Watchoutnow River….

he tore Great Aunt Claire’s wig off…sayn to himself – the F with the hearing and the Alz…

get out there and LIVE…

and raced as fast as his pearshape body would take him down to the river to ENJOY the moment with Koddee…..

.I mean how often could one have the chance of bathing with a bear who understood you..????

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