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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Who Woulda Thunk?

My mother has always been a very conservative person. She goes to church twice a week, watches religious television, listens to Rush Limbaugh and watches the Fox News Network.

When my father was alive, he would bring home movies from people at work and mom would go to her room and read a book and listen to easy listening radio. Dad loved shows like Law & Order and La Femme Nikita. Mom hated them. The one thing they loved together was Jeopardy. They would record it everyday so they could watch it together.

Since my father passed away almost two years ago, mom has started watching strange things on TV. I call her everyday to check on her. When I ask her what she is doing, many times she will say, "Watching Kill Bill." Sometimes it is one of the "Bourne Identity" or "Matrix" movies or something like that. When I hang up the phone, my husband asks what Mom was up to. He just cracks up because it is so unlike her.

Mom Before

Maybe it's boredom. Who knows. She does other things to keep her busy like volunteering at the library and visiting her sister. Whatever it is, it is fun to hear her on the phone telling me what the characters are doing. It's like she is a different person.

Those of you who have a mom and/or dad still around, have you noticed them doing things they never would have done before?


Andre Rodriguez said...

It cracks Colleen up when I get off the phone and tell her mom was watching "Hell Boy" I AND II. Mom's so cute. We were supposed to watch "Live Free of Die Hard" with her when we visited, but we didn't get around to it.

Anonymous said...

This made me laugh.... and nope, my mum and dad are the same. As always... thank goodness! I wouldn't want them any other way. Hope you have a lovely day and your mum enjoys yet another nice movie!!!

McMGrad89 said...

I forgot about that one Andre. Lethal Weapon I, II, III and all of the Die Hards, too.

MJ said...

They change as their circumstances change. My parents barely spoke before my father suffered a severe illness; immediately thereafter, he was her 'soulmate'.

Since he's been gone, she's changed as well. In some ways, she's reverted to her former self; in others, she has become almost unrecognizable!

miruspeg said...

Isn't it strange how people set off in another direction when their lifetime partner dies.
My mother is so much more outgoing now since my father died. Laughs out loud alot more, tells more jokes and stands up for herself.

I wonder why your mother loves these type of movies so much.

OH and I love your new background theme....very summery and fresh.

Peggy xx

Cassie said...

That is hilarious!!!
I don't know whether I would freak out or laugh...Kill Bill...omg...that is one crazy movie!!!
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