Size Does Matter

I went to visit my mother at the care center today and took her a caramel frappe, her favorite treat.


As I was pushing her to the dinning room for lunch, one of the other residents made the comment “wow, that’s the biggest smile I’ve seen on you in a very long time.”

Of course, like any other time when I bring mom a frappe, she usually doesn’t want to eat her lunch choosing instead to just have the frappe for lunch… I was able to convince her that she needed to at least eat some tomato soup that was on the menu and attempt to eat some of her chicken salad platter since she refused the roasted pork.

During lunch, mom’s table mate, Joan, started talking about the upcoming 4th of July holiday. Joan said she has been asking for months for a small flag like my mother has on the wall outside her room. This is my mother’s flag.


Well, apparently the week before last, when my brother, Danny, was visiting mom during lunch, Joan told Danny the story about how she wants a flag for the wall outside her room like my mom has… Danny told Joan he would get her a flag and promised to bring it to her on his next visit which was this past Sunday…

In typical Danny fashion…. seeing how he can’t do anything little…This is the flag Danny bought for Joan’s wall.


You can’t even imagine the ordeal this huge flag started between my mom, Joan, and even other residents within the care center… As Joan was telling me during lunch all about the big, beautiful flag my brother, Danny bought her… my mother got very quit, but I could tell she was not happy about Joan bragging about how big her flag was…  or the fact that her own son, Danny, bought it for Joan… Joan went on to say “my flag is so big, one of the residents that lives across the hall from Joan insisted she count all the stars to be sure it was a real American flag.” Joan said she told that resident “of course it’s real, an ex-marine gave it to me, don’t you think he would know a real American flag from a fake..?” Joan said the flag was so big she had to have maintenance come down and hang it for her. They told her she could not have it on a pole, but they would hang it on the wall.

Now, guess what my mother wants…?

Yep, immediately after lunch, my mother insisted I take her down to Joan’s room and take her picture in front of the big flag Joan got and said “maybe someone will want me to have a big flag like this one too…” I laughed and said “since Danny started this whole thing, I think Danny should be the one to buy you a “big flag” like the one he bought Joan…

Wow, Danny, you really stirred up the pot this time because now that Joan has a big flag… EVERYBODY is going to want a big flag….  Good luck with that!  XoXo 🙂 🙂 🙂

Stay Tuned!



6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 21:12:49

    Too funny! Yep, Danny has a problem! LOL! xoxo


  2. Ellen Kaufman
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 21:22:58

    That is really something… I am sure Danny will want to bring his Mom a new flag. He knows how proud his Mom is of having a family of service men and women who fought for their country and wants a flag as big or bigger then Joan’s. She and your Dad was so happy with the big flag and flagpole the kids got them for in front of their home. Just saying Mom will not settle for any little flag for the 4th of July , so you better hurry Danny and do some Flag shopping🇺🇸 Have a Happy 4th of July.


  3. katsbynp
    Jun 27, 2014 @ 02:23:04

    I can hear the chatter about the flag. That is too funny. Thanks for sharing ! Oh and August will be here before we know it!


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