to tell you some things.
Oh, they're not earth-shattering things.
(I could have told you anyway... but I didn't want to blindside anybody when he/she wasn't expecting it.)
First of all, my mother almost got first place
in Parkwood's JEOPARDY tournament!!!
(She came in at an extremely close second.)
She was the champion of her building's tournament (Parkwood has 3 buildings, each with about 48 apartments (yes, lots of people)).
Yesterday afternoon she competed with the winners of the other buildings' JEOPARDY tournament.
The winner, a smart lady named Ruth, got 5100 points - and Mother (a smart lady named Margaret) got 5000. Third place was way far behind.
I am so proud!!!
(Evidently the whole lunch room was packed with audience for the tournament.)
(I couldn't be there - but won't miss the next one - whenever that is.) (I think this was the first one they've had.)
The questions were NOT easy. They were taken from the JEOPARDY game ... and as you know, JEOPARDY'S questions are NEVER EASY!!!!!
On a completely different note, (and this might be considered a little earth-shattering) I found myself in the ER of Grapevine Baylor Hospital not long ago...
Little Caroline's parents were on a little trip to California (a few weeks ago), and Mimi (aka, John's mother) was staying with the little ones.
At 1:30 in the early morning I get a call. Mimi (Susan) is concerned (rightly so) about little Caroline. Long story short, I go over and take her to the ER (I knew the way)... and she's treated for some issues with her lungs, and some severe coughing. Fortunately everything turned out okay... with these ladies' breathing treatment doing the trick.
If you look closely at the picture you'll see the paper flower that Stacy (on the right) made for Caroline.
Of course, every moment might be a blog moment.... so I was glad I had my iPhone camera ready.
(And I got permission from that Stacy (and Nita - on the left) to blog about them.)
My next blog post will be about my son's 27th birthday on the 27th... which is TOMORROW!!!
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