The phone rings- Dorothy’s first words are “Cheryl do you know what Paul has done to me again?”
And the song begins. “He’s put me here without my consent- it’s not fair and I can’t believe that he was able to do that. Who does he think he is? I need to get back to my house. It’s just not right what he has done to me. I didn’t do anything to him – he has no right putting me here. I need your help with getting me an apartment- or maybe I should go into an assisted living what do you think?” mom, I’ll do whatever you want me to do- “I knew I could count on you, so when do you think you can come and get me. Oh wait, I’m in Ohio and you are in Georgia- you won’t be able to come and help me. I’ll call one of my friends, that’s why I moved back here- to be closer to my friends.” Mom, I can help you from wherever I am- what do you want me to do?
“Well, Cheryl do you know where I am? I’m in this place that seems to be fine. They feed me, they are nice to me and most importantly it’s clean. Do you think I should just stay here? I think it would be ok if I just stayed here, what do you think?” I think you should do whatever you want to do mom. “Ok, then I’ll just stay here- Maybe I am the one that needs to get used to where I am and not worry so much.” Pause……… “So, when do you think you can come and get me and take me out looking for a place? I just need a one-bedroom, nice size living room I don’t want it to be just one big room with the bed in it and my furniture…. I want it to feel homier than that. So, and well, when you find something let me know- if you want me to go with you let me know. I hate to bother you but you’re my daughter and that is part of your life helping your mother- like I helped you to grow up to be wonderful. I know you’ll help me. That’s why I don’t call Paul for things- he doesn’t have time. How’s Jessica and the boys- are the boys loving school- Jessica and the boys are great”- loving school and their friends. “ok I’ll let you go — love you -bye”
She just has to get these words out. Are they stuck in her head- or do they just come out at Sundowners time? Does anyone know?
Does anyone really know what time it is, does anyone really care? Chicago- give it a listen.
Love and Light!