Baptist and Reflector
BRENTWOOD — During four years of caring for his mother with Alzheimer’s, Mike Glenn would stop on the way to his office and have coffee with her most every day. He noted the visits were sometimes “funny” and other times, “painful beyond belief.”
Glenn began a Twitter series called “Coffee with Mom” “just to have a place to deal with the funny but painful, daily process of dealing with Mom and her illness.”
Here are a few of the “best” of those tweets.
“Are you taking care of my Christmas shopping? You’re not getting anything for you, are you?”
“Bring me some of my Alabama stuff. Everybody here is wearing Tennessee orange (Gotta love my mom!).
“I’m glad you came by today. I’m very busy this week, and I don’t have time to sit around and wait on you.”
“This biscuit is colder than a frog’s fanny. How do you expect me to eat a biscuit that won’t melt butter?”
“Well, if you’re not going to buy me a car, get me a chauffeur like that lady in the movie.”
“I heard you had the flu … I was praying for something worse.”
“You’re running a little late this morning, but you’re a Baptist preacher. You don’t know anything about time.”
“My friends tell me you’re talking about me. How do you get on that Internet thing so I can talk about you?”
“I think I may try another church. I just know too much on this preacher” (meaning me, of course).
“When I told her I was tweeting her comments: ‘Well, now everyone knows where you got your smarts from.’ ”
“Your sermon was short (about 22 minutes). After all week, I thought you would’ve come up with a little more.”