Thursday, October 24, 2013

Lucille


Lucille had lived a very full, active, and social life, enjoying much attention. Now at 96 years old, Lucille had been in the retirement home for many years.

Her very young assistant, Amy, often brought friends to visit Lucille. She would style Lucille’s hair, and dress her up with baubles and trinkets. 

Being a flirt, Lucille still loved the attention, especially when there were men visitors. When Amy’s boyfriend came to meet Lucille, she couldn’t resist saying, “Who’s he? He’s cute!” 

Story: McGuffy Ann Morris
Image: Google Search


19 comments:

  1. This is delightful, Annie! I worked in nursing homes both as a candystriper in high school and later on as an aide. I used to get such a kick out of the ladies, and gentlemen too, that would put on such charm for visitors. I loved that bit of sparkle that they had retained in their senior years!

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    1. I volunteered at a hospital in high school; after that I did work in nursing homes. This is actually a true story.

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  2. I think that's how I would like to be when and if I reach that age. Great short story.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Thanks, Julia. I hope it is like this, too!

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  3. sounds like my grandmother-in-law... she never stopped flirting.

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  4. Well why not. You're as young as you feel. I love this.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

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    1. Why not, indeed. Glad you liked this, Sandee.

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  5. Truer words were never spoken! I used to volunteer to read the local paper to a 90+ year old woman who was losing her vision. She was a lively old woman. She met my husband and later told my, "Why, Pat, if I were 50 years younger, you'd have something to worry about!" I laughed so hard, and I never forgot that!

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    1. This also is a true story; only the names have been changed! It happened to Bill and I. "Lucille" was very feisty; we adored her.

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  6. I work in a nursing home and an old sweet lady of 93 years fell in love with a younger old man who lives there too and now they are having love affair in their own way:)

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    1. Love is for all ages.Love is also a basic human need, to give and to receive love.

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  7. A very special story! Lucille sounds like a wonderful lady.

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  8. What a cute story. he he - you never know about us old people!!!! We aren't dead yet!

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  9. I love these and I always want more!

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  10. I absolutely loved this. It reminded me so much of my grandmother. I remember on my wedding day that she was making goo-goo eyes at our best man. It was so funny and cute. Thanks, Janet

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  11. Ha! love that.
    and why not, right!?

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