wings and things

Imagined conversation 15

on March 6, 2018

Anthony: JULES! HI!

Me: Wow, you beat me to it – I was just figuring out how to say hi after so long.

Anthony: What kept you so long?

Me: Well, Mother and I went to Sydney for L’s wedding and on the way up to the airport my car starting playing up.

Anthony: Your car?

Me: Okay, our car. Anyway so we got to the airport to find that our midnight flight had been cancelled. Can you believe it?

Anthony: Well you do live on Earth, Jules….

Me: So I ended up queuing for over an hour to find out what was what and I left Mother on a seat with the luggage and … long story short we end up paying a fortune in a taxi ride to a motel at around 2am and then….

Anthony: I actually know all about it, Jules.

Me: What? That Mother was so sick you mean, and that she pretended not to be sick so we could still go to the wedding?

Anthony: Yep – I saw it all from on high.

Me: So you were hovering unhelpfully over Katoomba Hospital when we finally got her admitted? Thanks for the help NOT!

Anthony: You know me, I don’t like to interfere in these mother/daughter escapades.

Me: So where were you when we finally got back and she ended up in hospital again?

Anthony: Sorry, Jules, I was playing poker.

Me: Anyway she’s finally coming good and has been discharged with a pile of meds.

Anthony: I know.

Me: So if you already know all of this, what’s the point of telling you?

Anthony: I like the sound of your voice.

Me: I actually thought she might die, Ants!

Anthony: Death hasn’t done any harm to me. Tell her I’m as fit as a fiddle.

Me: I love you, Ants.

Anthony: I love you too, Jules. Keep up the good fight.

Me: What?

Anthony: It’s from a hymn I’m learning.

Me: Why are you learning a hymn?

Anthony: My deep baritone seems to have caught the attention of the choir woman. Jules?

Me: Yes, Ants.

Anthony: Tell your mother I said hello and to take it easy.

Me: Okay … thanks, Ants. Oh and about our car….

Anthony: Yes, good idea to book it in for a check-up.

Me: Are you always going to be one step ahead of me, Ants?

Anthony: ‘Fraid so, Jules.

9 responses to “Imagined conversation 15

  1. Anonymous says:

    You delight me my very special daughter!

  2. susanpoozan says:

    So sorry to hear in such an unusual way about your mother and glad she is on the mend. What a terrible time you both had. I like your vision of what Anthony might have said.

    • jmgoyder says:

      My mother wouldn’t have liked me to write about all the ghastly details of her/our experience so I thought it best to write it like this ha! Thanks Susan x

  3. Best wishes to your mum, Meg! That had to have been scary.

    The humor between you and Anthony knows no boundry Julie.

  4. hope your mam gets better soon.

  5. Rhonda says:

    All good thoughts for Ms. Meg’s recuperation. Sounds like a horrible adventure…you sure I wasn’t there? 😉 Love to you and prayers up for Ms. Meg and Chatter Master is correct…the humor between you and Ants is timeless. xoxo

  6. tootlepedal says:

    Give our best wishes to your mother please Julie. I am glad that she is on the mend.

  7. Yes those who have passed know all

  8. Judy says:

    Oh my, Julie, this sounds so stressful. It sounds like Anthony’s voice has provided exactly the comfort you needed. Hoping your mom is okay and I’m sorry for this whole ordeal. I am proud of your progress on your grief journey. I see a huge distance that you’ve already travelled. 🙂

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