Her Dad

Mrs. Plansky’s 98 year old dad (the kind of character who tries to take over a book):

Scraping and bumping went on behind the door and then it opened. There he was – slumped sideways, but somehow aggressively, in his wheelchair, her dad, once a good-looking man in a Mad Men sort of way, and now much reduced, even a bit orc-like. He raised his voice. “Julio! Julio!”

“Who’s Julio?” Mrs. Plansky said.

“The attendant who helps him with his sanitary needs,” said Jeanine.

“The other guy was better,” Mrs. Plansky’s dad said.

“Marcus is no longer here,” Jeanine said, and Mrs. Plansky knew at once how come.

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8 Responses to “Her Dad”

  1. B. Stover
    9:50 am on May 24th, 2023


    Good day to all.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    10:57 am on May 24th, 2023

    Good day to all!
    Some people are just predictable 🤦‍♂️
    We should get through Louisiana today but who knows what else. BTW avoid I 20 west at all costs there’s a bump every 13 feet.

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    5:21 pm on May 24th, 2023


    Yes, very interesting…

    HOH: Safe travels to youse.

    RIO! Wishing Mother a belated happy birthday!

    Good evening to all!

  4. BooBear’s Mom
    5:52 pm on May 24th, 2023

    HOH! Big Tiny said to tell you that he missed a hi-d-ho from you yesterday when you were cruising through our neighborhood. And I don’t think Blu Cat is from Texas. Either east coast or northerner. I would have to check the Christmas card list to be sure.
    But Big Tiny doesn’t hold a grudge. Especially since he is the face of May on the Wose calendar.

  5. Herd of Hounds
    6:19 pm on May 24th, 2023

    Sorry if we flubbed up who’s and where’s and what’s. I think right now I’m just lucky to make it from one car door to the next. We have stopped for the evening now in Valdosta, Georgia.

  6. Wose-The Small and Meek
    7:28 pm on May 24th, 2023

    BooBear’s Mom: And that face…I love it! :^)

  7. mlaiuppa
    10:25 pm on May 24th, 2023

    But, but, HOH! You’re going the wrong way. I believe they have Blue Bell ice cream in Louisiana too. Also in Georgia.

    It’s National Asparagus Day and National Escargot Day so I would stick to the ice cream.

    Me? I think I will put on a tiara for a while in celebration.

    Thankfully my Dad is neither wheelchair bound nor incontinent but then he is only 93. Other than that, pretty much like Mrs. Plansky’s Dad.

  8. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:30 pm on May 24th, 2023

    Rose!…I sent you a foto…snort!…Let me know if you want another one…wuffle!

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