Yesterday afternoon as Hank was winding up his day at the farm, he lost the tractor key. He got up this morning while the girls and I slept in and he and Mr. Ike, who helps watch out for things at the farm, got a giant magnet and in short order found the key in the tall grass. Being the swell guy that he is, Hank stopped by Green Grove to check in on mother before he came back home. He could not WAIT to share the following with me...
HANK: I know your mama doesn't know what she's saying half the time but I got a kick out of her today.
BELLE: Do tell.
HANK: Just before I started for home she said, "Hank, I'll understand if you need to leave Belle one day, but please don't ever leave Ned and me.'"
Now, I ASK you...which part of the "half the time" does he think she was hanging out in...the half where she knows what she is saying or the half where she doesn't know what she's saying? And why on EARTH would he get a kick out of that???
Good thing I have more than my share of healthy self-esteem.