Murdo Girl…Chocolate on butter

Nothing is ever ALL sad.

My mother always told me that I would need to start wearing glasses when I turned forty. She said the first time she realized she needed glasses is when she couldn’t see a number in the phone book. It wouldn’t be such a big problem, now, but back then, it was. So Mom got glasses and, just as she had predicted, I too, had to get them when I turned forty. My brother held out for another several years by closing one eye and having someone else read the menu to him. His favorite dish was always, the special.  Once he asked a friend if he was going to eat his ice cream. The friend said, “knock yourself out!” It turned out to be butter.

The other day, when I was having some problems with my medication, I also got one very pleasant surprise side effect. I did not need my glasses to see far (distance). I now only needed them to read, which I hardly ever do, anyway.

So, off to the store I went to buy several pairs of those cute little reading glasses my friend, Pat always wears. They’re so cheap, you can buy a pair to match all your outfits. Several of my friends swore their eyesight improved when they reached a certain age. I should have been suspicious since Mom had never mentioned such an occurrence.

Friday, my body started to work it’s way back to normal. My equilibrium, which was most affected, gradually allowed me to walk down the hall without hanging onto the wall.

By this morning, I was feeling almost normal, just really tired. I took out my reading glasses, found something to read, and went to the kitchen to make myself a cup of coffee. “Who moved the coffee pot?” I asked the dogs. (Kip wasn’t awake yet.) After spending some time looking for the creamer, the refrigerator, the water faucet, and a few other things, it dawned on me that my eyesight had gone back to “needs glasses.”

Does anyone need some plus 2.25 reading glasses? I have them in every color. I just need to find them.

4 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…Chocolate on butter

  1. Mary Arrigo June 23, 2019 / 6:50 pm

    What a wonderful story, Mary! What a shock for your brother when he took that first bite of “Ice Cream!” I am so sorry that you have had such side effects!

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  2. lifelessons June 23, 2019 / 10:05 pm

    I certainly know what you are taking about. I have six pairs of glasses. Have lost my one expensive pair of graduated lenses but have another I can find 1/2 of the time.. four pairs of reading glasses I can find one of if I’m lucky. xo

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  3. scoper07 June 24, 2019 / 6:30 am

    I can’t comprehend. My eyesight has been bad (and getting worse) since high school. Cataract surgery at 64 helped though.

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  4. sanjuan831 June 24, 2019 / 9:50 am

    I can identify. In those pictures I immediately noticed the Sanderson perplexed look on your face. Sugar saw me do that look one time and said my furrowed brow would permanently stay wrinkled and the deep line above the nose would stay there if I kept doing that. Dang, she was right!

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