It was a rather stressful day, especially for Dad because he had to absorb all of the verbal Karate chops and shield himself from emotional bombs that were going off all over the house.
During Mom's tirade, my sister and I just had to crack up and laugh our hearts out because evidently Mom told Dad that she wanted to divorce him, find another man and elope with him.
Well folks, I think my mom is still very beautiful but let's face it. She's 73 years old, has moderate Alzheimer's disease, has been married to my Dad for the last 53 years, has never known any other man besides her husband, and she doesn't want to go anywhere without him.
I think my sister Sue made the mistake of using logic with her, and of course ended up with a catastrophic remark from Mom, "I can still go and find another man! You go away from me!" Yikes, don't piss her off again.
A few hours later, Dave asked me how Mom was. My reply? "I think mom's searching on Match.COM. :)