Let the memory live again

Stan and Lois, both in their eighties, were becoming more and more forgetful. On the advice of their doctor, they began carrying small notebooks and pencils with them so they could write down things they wanted to remember.

One evening while they were watching television, Stan got up from his chair.

Lois said, “Where are you going?”

Stan said, “To the kitchen for a glass of water.”

Lois said, “While you’re there, will you get me a bowl of ice cream?”

Stan said, “Sure.”

Lois said, “You’d better write it down so you won’t forget.”

Stan said, “I don’t need to write it down. You want a bowl of ice cream. I can remember that.”

Lois said, “Can you put some strawberries on top?”

Stan said, “Sure, I can do that.”

Lois said, “You’d better write it down so you won’t forget.”

Stan said, “I don’t need to write it down! Ice cream and strawberries. I can remember that.”

Lois said, “I want some whipped cream on it too. You’d better write it down. You’ll forget if you don’t write it down.”

Stan said, “I don’t need to write it down! Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream! How hard is that to remember?”

Stan shuffled off to the kitchen, grumbling all the way. He was gone for about twenty minutes, and when he returned, he handed Lois a plate of bacon and eggs.

Lois looked at the plate, then looked at Stan and said, “Where’s my toast?”



16 Responses to Let the memory live again

  1. GranmaBarb says:

    Thanks for the morning giggle, much appreciated. Reblogged to Tumblr 😊☮️

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Linda Lee/Lady Quixote says:

    Hey! I don’t remember giving you permission to write about my life.

    Yeah, I probably forgot to write that down…

    Liked by 3 people

  3. CrunchityFrog says:

    Stealing this. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Silly Stan – should have written it down 😂🤣😂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. John Holton says:

    That’s a classic joke, and oh so true…

    Liked by 1 person

  6. The Hinoeuma says:

    Who are you and why are you bringing me food? It’s very kind of you, tho…

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Hetty Eliot says:

    I’m dead! Although I will say it’s not just old people, I take anti-epileptic medication and that’s a pretty spot-on scenario of what it does to your brain.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. janiejunebug says:

    That’s cute. If I don’t do something the minute I think of it, then I forget what I thought. Wait a minute. What was I talking about?


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  9. V.M.Sang says:

    Sounds like me! How many times have I stood in front of the fridge and said to myself, “What am I looking in here for?”
    But as Hetty Elliot says, it’s not just we old folks. My mother always said I have a head like a sieve.

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  10. Widdershins says:

    Heh, we’re getting like that now! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

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