Friday, June 6, 2014
Celebrity Weather Forecasters
I was busy at the registration desk when my cell rang. I assumed it would be He Who delivers fire wood with a question, but when I looked at the caller ID, I saw it was my daughter-in-law. I didn't answer fast enough and lost the call. I would just call her back when I finished with the customer. Then the store line rang, It wasn't my daughter-in-law after all, it was my sweet Jada. I told her I would call her right back and I did when my customer left.
Oddly enough I was talking about her before she called. She asked me if I had had any tomatoes yet. That is what I thought she said. So I started telling her all about my tomato plants and asked if she had planted anything. I really didn't think it was odd that she asked me that. She likes to look at my vegetable garden when she is here. One year she dug potatoes and then ate them for supper. But, in answer to my question, she said, "No, Gramma, twister." My mind ran through tomato varieties and I thought this must be a new one.
I prattled on about the garden and she kept saying twister ...... and I could hear someone laughing and a whispered discussion. She kept asking about this twister tomato and I was getting confused. I can only imagine how confused she was, since the entire time she was saying "TORNADO".
Bet she thinks her Gramma needs hearing aids. She was watching the weather and saw all the bad weather headed my way and she was worried about me. I love that child!
Yesterday I got a text from He Who was in his tow truck ..... "Who is this man" While I was impressed that he spelled everything correctly, I had no idea what he was referring to. I was busy reading blogs, so I just glanced at it and texted back "What man?" You will note that I used punctuation. I didn't notice that he had included a photo ....... I was busy ........ reading and commenting.
So upon his return he grabbed my phone and showed me the picture of a man from the side, really more of the back of his head than the front. Not a good picture at all. I could tell it was a black man in a blue button down dress shirt, not much else. He Who is not a photographer was amazed that I did not recognize Al Roker. Of course I could after he told me who it was.
Al was on his way to St. Louis and was at McDonald's eating a burger outside according to my source. Al waved at He Who tows who was in his big tow truck and asked if He Who had come to get him. He Who loves to talk to people offered to take him where he wanted to go, but Al chose to ride in the SUV he came in.
Not only did he spot a celebrity, they exchanged words! Maybe Jada will be a famous weather forecaster on the Today Show when she grows up!
I could be a celebrity by proxy!