I’ve been missing in action and I am so sorry. But fear not, Melvin and Toni have been in full force.
Like I say…I can’t make this stuff up.
Its Sunday morning. My Dad is doing his usual…reading the newspaper. Mom is chillin in bed and I am trying to stay out of the way…lol. I go into their room to chat a bit with my Mom.
ME: Whatcha doin?
MOM: You know…playing my games. (she loves Sudoku) Where’s Dad?
ME: In the dining room.
MOM: I guess he wants some breakfast??
ME: Ummm….that would be a good guess
*I start teasing her*
ME: You better get to cooking…you and Dad took those old school vows. (LOL)
MOM: What are you talking about?
ME: You know (giggle giggle)….I, Toni, take you, Melvin, to be my lawfully wedded husband.
MOM: Sucks teeth…yeah…not a chance that we got to write our own
ME: To love, honor and…
MOM: (laughs) for thine is the Kingdom
ME: (tilting head sideways) obey and to cherish
MOM: Yea, though I walk through the valley
ME: (now…scrunching up my face…head still tilted sideways)
MOM: Of the shadow of death…I will fear no evil…thy rod and thy staff
ME: Uhhh….Mom… those aren’t wedding vows…
ME: (smh smh) You went from wedding vows to Bible scripture
MOM: After 51 years of marriage….its all the same….I need a rod and staff to handle your Daddy
ME: Well…alright then….I think he wants grits and eggs
MOM: OK…(never looked up from Sudoku)