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From 'J.B.'

My mother at age 19, as Jolly in J.B.

So today my mom comes up to me and says, “Now don’t get alarmed. I might have taken my pills twice this morning, so if I pass out –”

“Call 9-1-1? Yeah, totally wouldn’t hesitate to call 9-1-1. You don’t have to worry there.”

“Well of course, but just be sure to tell the paramedics –”

“That my mom popped too many pills today?”

“Don’t say that. Geez. I took too many blood pressure pills, that’s all.”


“Stop looking at me like that. I don’t think I did, but I’m not sure. But I don’t think I did. But just in case.”

And now I know from which parent I inherited the Absent-Minded gene.

And no, thank goodness, she did not pass out.

I love you Mama. Happy Birthday!! (In two days.)

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  • Kim

    Wow, spitting image!

  • Right?

  • Wait. Are you talking about our absent-mindedness, or our physical features? If it’s the latter, then thank you! I take it as a compliment.

    • Kim

      Haha, it was the latter 🙂

      • Well, thank you! 🙂

  • I was always doing the “Wait did I take that already?” dance with my meds. You should get your mom one of those AM/PM (or multi-hour if needed) pill containers. Mine’s kept me from oops’ing many times.

    • This morning she said to me, “I’m taking my pills now. You know it, and I know it. So I won’t double-dose.” And then I watched her take them. Twenty minutes later she walked into the kitchen and said, “Did I take my pills?” I almost fell out of my chair and then she threw her head backwards and started laughing maniacally and said, “Gotcha!!”