Sunday Writing Prompt – 1st November –It Was A Joke

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My father is 88 years old. He has dementia and he remembers quite a bit from when I was younger. He does get me confused with his sister, or at least his relationship with me, but I am just happy he remembers I am family.

Anyhow, when I was little on April Fool’s Day, I would run into my parents’ bedroom and wake up my dad and say, “Dad, hurry up, the toilet is overflowing!” He would jump out of bed and run to the bathroom and I would laugh and say “April Fools!”.

When I was in college and then when I was married, I still called him every April Fool’s Day and say, “Dad, what do I do, can you come over? My toilet is overflowing!” He would calmly tell me it was not a big deal, to not worry…I’d let him start to tell me what to do and then I would say, “April Fools!” I honestly believe I tricked him every year. He would laugh that he fell for it again.

I haven’t done that for a few years. I think now my father would just be too worried that he wasn’t able to come help me that it would cause him too much stress. It is still funny to think about though.

Wordle 480

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Drive Away

When you find yourself at crossroads  
 
And do not know who you should call  
 
You’ll hear a soft, distant rattle  
 
From a distance too far to fall  
 
You’ll want to hold your hands up high  
 
Find a new path you want to take  
 
Wait until the words come to you  
 
A simple speech that you can make  
 
And when you think you are suspect  
 
And you can feel shame coming on  
 
Pay your toll and just drive away  
 
And soon you will be too far gone. 

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