Y’all remember the story about when Vince and I were in Sam’s probably 8 years ago and the little boy said “Dad, did you see those old people?” When Vince and I turned around to see the old people, we realized he was talking about us. The dad was so embarrassed and apologized over and over but we told him it was fine . . we are old people. That’s when I told Vince that when I was 6 years old, my grandparents probably weren’t even 50 yet. They lived way, way out in the country, no phone, no neighbors and I was so afraid they were going to die of old age and no one was going to know that I needed to be rescued.
Yesterday while in Hobby Lobby, I had walked over to the cross stitching row to look at hoops and frames – didn’t buy anything. There were two ladies not too far from me and they were talking.
Lady #1: I’m looking for something mom can cross-stitch. She seems to be getting bored.
Lady #2: Why cross-stitching?
Lady #1: That’s what old ladies do!
WHAT? I almost said “There are lots of young people who cross stitch. You should try it!” But I figured . . sometimes you just keep your mouth shut. It’s taken me a lot of years to learn that and a lot of practice to do it.
Those ladies were not spring chickens! They were probably at least 45 years old.
It made me wonder how many stupid things I’ve said (or written) because I thought I knew so much more than I knew! I did think it was funny that they have no idea how much pleasure the young and old alike are getting from cross stitching. Makes you wonder what they do for fun.
I wish I had gotten a better look at them but didn’t dare turn around after hearing that discussion. My face sometimes says more than my spoken words so . . I walked away thinking . . thank you for the blog post! 🙂