jmgoyder

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Anthony’s sense of humour

on November 15, 2015

Yesterday my first-born nephew (I have six nephews on my side of the family), and his beautiful fiancé, visited us in the nursing home. Jared has always had a soft spot for Anthony and vice versa. I didn’t tell Ants they were coming because I wanted it to be a surprise. It’s awhile since they’ve seen each other because Jared lives several hundred kilometres away, and Ants hadn’t met Carly yet. I was very excited, and a little bit nervous, about the visit.

When the young couple entered the room, I was in the middle of feeding Ants his tea; I jumped up and said, “Ants, Ants, it’s Jared; Jared’s here!”

Without the slightest hesitation, Anthony looked up at Jared and mumbled, “Well, I didn’t think it was Jesus Christ.” We all cracked up laughing, as I introduced Ants to Carly.

Anthony’s sense of humour, sometimes expressed in sentences that come out of a void of silence, always flabbergasts me. It can be a bit of a struggle for me to get Ants to talk, to smile, to even look at me. And yet, with a single remark he can have me laughing my head off!

Thanks, Jared and Carly; you two will now become a topic of conversation in the future. I will remind Anthony of his funny remark about Jared not being Jesus Christ, and, in my more contemplative moments, I will, perhaps, wonder if he was.

Anyway, back to Anthony’s sense of humour: I lightly kicked his shin as we were leaving and he said, with mock ferocity, “There’s no need for that!”

[Note to blogger friends: After my modem died and was replaced, my computer then died but has now been replaced, so I am very behind with reading other blogs and Fbook posts. In other words, I have fallen in love with the word ‘delete’ because there is too much to catch up on!]


7 responses to “Anthony’s sense of humour

  1. susanpoozan says:

    Lovely humerous moment. You delete away, it’s the only thing to do in your circumstances.

  2. all of us have busy lives and its impossible to read everything. You just do your best and reading isn’t a priority really

  3. ksbeth says:

    so funny! and happy deleting )

  4. tootlepedal says:

    Deleting is a very good habit to learn.

  5. Yeah when I don’t check my emails for a few days I end up with hundreds to get through so delete is great

  6. Julie, I have always thought humor was a huge part of any relationship’s foundation. No wonder you and Anthony are so magnificent together. 🙂

    And I am SLOWLY learning that ‘delete’ can be our friend…..

  7. Judith Post says:

    Once you get behind on your computer, you get buried:) Glad you’re deleting. And glad Anthony’s wit is fully intact.

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