Too funny to not share, this scene from this morning in the hot tub at the Y:
Sweet old lady soaking next to me: "When I was four years old I was sent away to overnight camp, and I had to share a cabin with three other girls I did not know, and they all knew how to swim; that did it, I learned to swim really quickly!"
Me: "I bet you are glad you did now"
Old lady: "Yes, I really enjoy swimming . . . I am 80 years old, you know! How about you, are you in school?"
Me: "Oh, no, I am too old to be in school . . . "
Old lady: "Do you work, then?"
Me: "Yes, actually I do a lot of work with elders, I help train care partners of persons with Alzheimer's"
Old lady: "Now don't you give me that Alzheimer's!"
Me: "I can't give it, but I sure wish I could take it back from folks who have it . . . "
Old lady: "When I was four years old I was sent away to overnight camp, and I had to share a cabin with three other girls I didn't know, and they all knew how to swim . . . I learned to swim really quickly"
Me: glancing at other woman, smiling on my left. She signals to the old lady to get out of the hot tub. I realize she is the old lady's care partner . . . :)
Old lady: "Ok, got to go. I hope you didn't mind my rottenness."
Me: "Are you kidding, I enjoyed speaking with you very much."
Old lady: Happy, waves at me as she climbs up the stairs of the hot tub.
A sweet moment that made my morning :)