I went to Alpine Ridge where mom is staying. I was surprised to see Harold sitting on her bed and visiting with her. He was saying that he has six boys – while mom has only four children – two girls and two boys. But she claims to have a lot more pictures than Harold.
I told her I had come to take her to a family dinner – but we had time to visit before we left. Jenna’s eyes lit up when Harold mentioned Peanut Brittle. He said he had been in a place before this one and they let him make peanut brittle in the microwave. But one day the microwave started smoking and they never let him in the kitchen again. And then he had to move.
Jenna absorbed it all – hanging on to his every word. I decided that his mind works the same as mom’s and his time frame is different as well as some of his facts. He said he wanted to take mom flying – not that he’s a pilot. He wouldn’t be driving the plane, but would like to take mom up just the same. He doesn’t know when, but it will be in Heber. He asked me if that would be okay. I said Sure.
Roland was coming straight from work, and I had asked him to meet us at Alpine Ridge so we could just take one car and return for the other when we brought mom back. He called from the parking lot when we arrived and asked us to come out.
So mom said her good-byes to me and Jenna.
“But you’re going with us,” I said.
“But I have company.”
Fortunately Harold excused himself and said it was okay if she needed to go. I reminded mom that her living brother would had come for a visit and would be joining us as well as Corey and Joh. She was willing to leave Harold for Corey - afterall he is her favorite.
So Harold adjusted himself bent over his walker, and mom stood up and they kissed. It was cute. Reminded me of Jenna’s first day of Pre-school when she and Paul were holding hands.
I don’t think they’re more than just friends, but it was interesting to watch.