Friday, April 4, 2014

"Publicity," I Gasped...!

My Mom...the Rocker!

Yesterday, amongst the myriad of things I had to do, I had to bath and "dress up" my mother for a Easter wing ding at the Senior Center. I also had to bring or make a cake for the celebration. Apparently, mom recruited me for the baking job.

I brought one!

We arrived one half hour late because I had to take my paintings to the museum to be hung at the Plein Air show this weekend. When mom walked into the senior center, not unlike John Wayne walking through those swinging bar doors, she started dancing and waving at everybody. 

Why music was playing while some politician or government official was making his speech, is beyond me. But, whatever he was saying mattered little to the senior crowd, who, I guess have heard it all too many times before. Mom, reveling in all the attention, was completely oblivious to the official presentation, and started boogie-ing to the music. Many in the crowd, pointed at Mimi and started laughing and waving, throwing kisses to my mom and egging her on!

It must have been the bunny ears I stapled to one of her skull caps!

It was hilarious, and the thing is, we had to leave within about an hour because mom had a doctor's appointment. Upon my return, Mellow, a staff worker, was taking more pictures of mom with her "paparazzi iPad" for publicity!

"PUBLICITY", I gasped while trying to drag mom away from the cameras.

"Yes", said Mellow. "I'm trying to get her into the newspapers, again!" 

"It's good publicity for the center," she giggled!

"Oh brother!"

Copyright 2014/ Ben Bensen III

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