Sep 12, 2011


In Queens on Sunday morning yesterday.

A friend and I were walking back from the bagel shop when we passed an old woman napping on a lawn chair outside of a retirement home. She looked ancient. At least 90.  And she certainly looked like she was fast asleep, but she lifted her head when she heard us walking by.  Maybe we were talking, I don't know.

She looks at us and yells out at us in this magnificent old-school NY accent.

"Ya watchin' da Twin Towers on da TV?" she asked with a big smile on her face.

Surprised, we looked at her and replied that we had been, and that it was still on.

"It's hysterical!!!" she cackled loudly as we kept walking on by.

It was such a weird and wonderful reaction from an old-timer on that weird and sad morning.  We really didn't know what to make of it besides laughing along with her.

New Yorkers.  Ya never know.


Slyde said...

you guys went wilding on her afterwards, right?

Verdant Earl said...

Slyde - Did I forget to mention that? She fought back like a champ...

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Crack addicts...they're funny like that.

sybil law said...

That is EXACTLY how I want to be when I'm old, clueless and happy, maybe chasing butterflies with a big old net in my Depends.

Verdant Earl said...

Candy - Nah...she was just old.

Sybil - It's how I want to be NOW!

Dr Zibbs said...

Haha. What the hell???

And love the pic of that chair. Do they still even make those?

Bruce Johnson said...

It is these little slices of life that stick with us after all the other memories have faded