Sunday, October 18, 2009

He's Not Dead. He's Just Quiet

 "How could they tell?"
    
   ...Dorothy Parker when told of "silent" Calvin Coolidge's death

This rings true for me because years ago my mother's third husband, Bill, a quiet fella, was whacked in the head by some crazy person.  He was in and out of conciousness, but we barely noticed.  It was just like a normal visit.  The only difference was he was laying in a hospital bed and not on a couch.