Pretzels, Bunnies and Chocolate…OH MY!!!

So, this morning, I am talking to my Mom. There is a bag of chocolate covered pretzels in the bed. And then…..


ME:  Mom, why do you have chocolate covered pretzels in the bed?

MOM:  Oh..those aren’t mine.

ME:  Ummmmm

MOM:  Gloria gave them to me…I’m not eating them.

ME:  Well…why is the top of the bag ripped open and half of them are gone?

MOM:  She gave them to me like that.

ME:  (Smirk)

MOM:  …and I have a chocolate covered bunny that stays under the bed. He likes chocolate covered pretzels.

ME:  (side eye)

MOM:  I let him come out sometimes…just to chat.

ME:  Are you still sleep?

MOM:  No…

ME:  I got a message from Aunt Phyllis…I need to catch up with her today.

MOM:  My sister is crazy as sh*t. I am beginning to wonder which of my sisters is the nuttiest!

ME:   Mom….you JUST said that you have a chocolate covered bunny who likes chocolate covered pretzels that lives under your bed. And…oh yeah.. that you occasionally chat with!    I think YOU ARE!!
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Super WHO?

Watching Super Bowl Half Time Show.

Mom wakes up (yes, the Philly Girl was knocked out)….anndddd


MOM: Prince?

ME:  No, Mom…a projection of Prince. (Justin is singing and playing the piano)

MOM:  Who is that singing? I thought Justin Timberlake was doing the half time show?

ME:  That IS Justin Timberlake

MOM:  (puzzled look) I thought Justin Timberlake was white

ME:  He IS

MOM:   Ummmm… that boy singing is not white!!!

ME:   Go back to sleep

Wow!! WOW!!!! PART 2

My previous post (https://builtfordtough.org/wow-wow/ ) has ignited some wonderful responses on my Facebook Page (Regan Ford).  So much so that my Mom and the author of the original email are going to meet.  And…get this, she has found the program with my Mom’s autograph. I kept the author’s name from the original post, but she has given me permission to let you all know.

This is part of the original email thread that I previously posted:

– Regan – Forgive my intrusion, but I saw your name on the Capitol Hill list serve. By any chance is your mother’s name Antoinette? If so, I still remember your name from 1975! –

I replied:

– Yes, Antoinette is my Mom. Oh Em Gee. How do we know each other? –

She replied:

– Regan – we don’t know each other, but your mother was an absolutely awesome speaker at a forum I attended in Washington. Coming from Michigan, she was the first truly professional woman I had ever seen. I know it sounds corny now, but I went up and got her autograph. I still have it. Just tell her I said “thank you”. I have had an awesome career in Washington, at least in part thanks to her. –

I replied:

– WOW!!! –

The person who sent this email and who was inspired by Mom is Lawranne Stewart.

Lawranne Stewart is the retired Chief Counsel for the House Financial Services Committee.  She is currently on the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) serving as Interim Senior Counsel for Chairman Timothy Massad.  She previously served as Chief Counsel to the Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, spending a total of 13 years on committee staff, where she had major roles in federal housing policy, securities law, derivatives, TARP and the Dodd-Frank Act.  Prior to that, Ms. Stewart worked at the Department of Treasury as Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Domestic Finance and as Associate Director of government securities regulation in the Bureau of Public Debt. She began her service in the Legal Division of the Federal Reserve Board after graduating from NYU Law School.

Wow!!!  She has my Mom’s autograph…and KEPT it!!!!