This week some friends of Moms came into town. She had not seen them for about 2 1/2 years. They popped in Sunday and wanted to know if mom could meet them for lunch. Mom was excited. They were staying downtown. We all decided that Mom and I would meet them downtown. Mom was more than ready to go and so looking forward to her day. We had a great time visiting and stayed over 3 hours. Our server got a very good tip. (Thanks Mel. You did a great job.)
Mom’s friend wanted to pay and so did Mom so I decided to let them duke it out and I sat quietly. The friend finally said, let me pay for it with my Whisky money. I was interested and inquired about her Whisky money. She explain that back in Virginia she had a friend whose husband drank lots of Whisky. Her friend decided that if he got to spend money on Whisky so should she. Problem was she didn’t like Whisky so she tucked back money and spent it on what she wanted. Mom’s friend decided she needed Whisky money and started tucking some back also.
Mom thought this very funny and said maybe she needed Whisky money. You must understand that my mother is a t-tootler. She has never had a drink in her life. When I was a little girl, we weren’t even allowed to use mouthwash. (Her mother drank mouthwash.) I wouldn’t be surprised if she starts having Whisky money which basically is all her money since Dad has passed. What I will be surprised is every time she calls it her Whisky money. Time will tell.