This past Sunday, on Mother’s Day, one of the cutest angels in my neighborhood knocked on my door and brought me a very sweet, reddish looking and cooling to my taste buds strawberry frappe. I am salivating right now thinking about having the little bit leftover.
After saying “Happy Mother’s Day” to me she gave me a container with the good-looking soon to be devoured frappe. Then we visited for a while, because I enjoy talking with the younger generations and I think they enjoy talking with me. Now, let’s get to the part that pertains to this posting.
We were talking about cable tv, DVD players, etc. I mentioned to her that I am considering giving up cable service for tele and that I enjoy movies, even though some of them are VHS, but that’s ok because I have a DVD/VHS player. Then she told me the story that one day she was shopping with her grandma and her grandma asked her if she knew where the VHS videos were. Then she responded…”grandma, didn’t you get the memo?” I started laughing, and laughing until I had tears running down my face. That’s one of the best lines I have heard in a long, long time. Oops, I thought, I think I didn’t get the memo either.
I have made a resolution that I need to keep up with younger things and their vocabulary, because I do not want to be left out of the soup. Younger thinking, younger looking I am hoping. Still looking to get the memo that describes how to make wrinkles and lines disappear. Do anyone of you have a copy? Please pass it along.
I am on a quest to get the memo every time one is sent out. Please let me know as soon as there is one floating around.
So…it was today…10th May, 2011…a day in search for the misplaced memo…and in a search also for a new lingo.
Your Happy Contessa
“Grown-ups never understood anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.” Antoine De Saint-Exupery, French writer and aviator, best remembered for his novella The Little Prince. 29 June 1900-31 July 1944.