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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Misc. Remembrance:

My mother has smoked ever since I can remember. And always Marlboro Lights. One day in '78 we were driving to my aunt's house in Whitman Massachusetts. Mom was lost in thought, not paying attention to anything except her driving, and my window was open so I took her cigarettes and threw them out the window while she wasn't looking. I stared at her and smiled. She smiled back. I'm still smiling, and she says "what???". I'm still smiling and said that I threw her cigarettes out the window. She laughed. I laughed. While the smile was still frozen on her face, she said "you didn't". I said "I did". She's still smiling. Then she says "no, really...". Me (still smiling): "yup". All of a sudden she wasn't smiling. She starts looking around the seat hoping I was kidding. By then we were about 3 miles from where I threw them out, and frankly I didn't quite remember exactly where I threw them out. Reality "sets in". She didn't have any extra money with her, so she had to turn the car around to look for them. It took us 20 minutes to find them again. As I recall we ended up being late...

3 comments:

ChiTown Girl said...

Bwahahahaha!! I can TOTALLY relate to that story!

My mother is STILL smoking >:( She's the only one in our family who still smokes, and at one point, EVERY SINGLE PERSON in our family smoked. (I mean the adults, when we were kids)

Apparently, not even having cancer can get my mother to quit. :(

joe said...

Mom and my cousin Dee Dee are the only ones who still smoke in our family. I used to but I don't miss it at all

Anonymous said...

For my aunts and uncles, giving cigarettes to us kids after dinner was a source of amusement. They'd give us a puff and watch our faces turn red and the smoke pour out of our noses, and everyone would have a laugh over it.

Back then it seemed like everyone smoked. All of my aunts and uncles kept those cool Zippo lighters too. I loved the smell of them.