Day 29 — Tuesdays with Armand — 40 Days of Writing, Spring Session 2015

“How long have you been married?” Armand asked me for the third time that morning.

“26 1/2 years,” I replied, beaming, once again. “It goes by fast.”

After we had gone for our outing to and from the park, where I pushed him in his wheelchair, we sat and watched two back-to-back episodes of “In the Heat of the Night.”

“I think he’s dead,” Armand said, as Carroll O-Connor’s face appeared on the TV as police chief Gillespie.

“Yes, he is,” I replied. “I think he passed away a while back.”

“Do you have any kids?,” Armand asked me for the second time,”

“No, just dogs, ” I smiled.

A gold Tabby cat walked into the room and hopped up in Armand’s lap. He stroked the cat lovingly before nodding off to sleep.

He awoke a few moments later and said to the cat, “Ah, Spunky, such a good cat.”

I smiled, knowing that Spunky was a different cat that had died 10 years ago. The cat in Armand’s lap was Tigger.

But that’s okay.

I enjoy my visits with Armand, and from the way he smiles at me, I know he enjoys it, too.

About kdanek17

A work in progress. Radio personality and voiceover artist. I love cooking, entertaining, and being with friends & family (which includes my dogs).
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