Sunday, 11 March 2012

hiding in closets with birthday boys

My grandfather's ninety-fifth birthday was last week.

And he spent most of it in the closet.

When I called to wish him a happy birthday, the phone rang and rang and rang - a little odd, but maybe they were out? Celebrating, no doubt. Painting the town red. Why ever not?
I would call back later.

I checked Facebook that afternoon and found out that not only was I wrong, I was really wrong. Not only were my grandparents not out kicking up their heels, they were huddled in their bedroom closet with towels wrapped around their heads*, worrying that a tornado would burst through their walls and send them on a spin through the countryside.

Happy Birthday, Grandpa. May this next year not be so tumultous.

*My aunt's idea, to protect from debris. A good one, even if the visual still makes me crack up a little.


Mary G said...

At least they were spared finding out how well the protection worked. Perhaps you need to buy your grandfather a helmet for his birthday?

Calvin said...

Glad that Grandpa did not go for a spin this birthday! Maybe next year, he can spend it in Canada where 'urricanes 'ardly 'appen.