Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A Strange Place To Make Friends...

The other day I went to Wallmart.

Whilst there waiting for my turn with the photo machine I happened upon a very nice old lady and her granddaughter. It was her son's birthday dinner. His birthday was actually last week but the dinner was that night. Her granddaughter and her son had just gotten back from a vacation to BC and Alberta and she was going to make her dad a collage. It actually wasn't her real father but her "dad". He was actually her step dad but they got on really well and her real father was a bit of a jerk. "They just love each other." She is a very good kid. Granddaughter comes over to show me the pictures - I recognize some of the places (makes me miss people) and we chat about slugs of unusual size and other things. She IS a very nice little girl. Back to the Grandmother while the rest of the granddaughter's pictures print... It is also her husband's 70th birthday. She used a picture of her husband from when he was 17 for the invites - he looked like Elvis... he doesn't really look like Elvis anymore. She is a lioness. She got the hall for a weekend night in December because of this - and because her neighbour is the head of it. It was supposed to be a surprise but her son in law let the cat out of the bag. So she ended up telling her husband that if he knew about it he might as well go buy a couple of cases of wine...She thinks I have a lovely smile. She misses her one year old granddaughter who lives in Windsor. She is looking forward to the holidays when she will see her. Her daughter is married to a school teacher. She wants to know if I am married. No - not anymore. Well all the better dear - now you can find your real love. Already have. Too bad because her nephew is just the handsomest devil and he has a fantastic job...She asked my advice on what to buy a one year old (knock-off purse of course) and we chatted about how much fun kids are at that age. She is shocked to find out I have two kids - and almost school age. She fusses over me. I hug her. She invites me to her husband's 70th birthday party. Sadly I am out of town. That's too bad because her nephew is going to be there, lol- have a wonderful Christmas Wallmart lady.

Next is the little old man who had no idea how to use the scanner. You go first little old man - you have less time on earth than I do....he is also there with his grandson. His grandson is 7. He is tall for his age. He likes Shrek and baseball. Little old man comes from a family of 8. His father died when he was very young and he quit school. His mother raised 8 children on $45.00 a month, $90.00 a month in the winter. He gets along well with all of his family and his nephew is in the army....

Oh - and thanks to Glugster for the award!! First x-mas gift I'd say!

11 comments:

Glugster said...

Why do I get the feeling people just open up when they are around you!

Oh, and you do have a great smile :)

*At least it looks that way on the itsi bitsi picture*

elizabeth said...

I get the feeling people just open up around me too!! lol.

And thanks - from itsi bitsi me. It's actually lifesize. I'm Thumbelina... ;-P

Kat said...

You have to stop drinking.

elizabeth said...

I swear I haven't in weeks. Just lots of coffee... lol.

Slyde said...

"now you can find your real love. "

"Already have"

I dont know how many more times i have to tell you this...

i will of course continue to sleep with you, but it really cant go any further than a casual thing...

elizabeth said...

K Slyde. Is it you who keeps sending me the candy grams?

B.E. Earl said...

Wallmart sucks.

Having never been to one, I can honestly say that.

Slyde said...

hey missy... i had a dream about you last night.. how #*#&*ing weird is that?

elizabeth said...

Yep. Thats veeeerd. But Kat had a dream once about you and Earl so...

(What was the dream about... I shouldn't have ask but I have to know - I was baking cookies right? Something innocent I hope, lol)

Joe the Troll said...

Elvis doesn't look like Elvis anymore, either.

elizabeth said...

Very keen observation. LOL. (I am pretty sure he was at Wallmart the other day actually...)