Conversations with Dad

I haven’t written funny things my Dad has said lately (he’s suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease) because, well, the funny moments are becoming increasingly rare. Dad continues a gradual slip into, hmmm, let’s call it a second childhood. Or maybe toddlerhood? But this conversation is one I’ll always remember!

Dad: “So when is that um, ur, uh?”

Suzanne: “My book?”
(Note to reader: I’m getting good at figuring out what Dad is trying to say so I can supply the right words.)

Dad: “Yes! When?”

Suzanne: “End of June.”

Dad: “I might have to buy a copy.”

Suzanne: “Maybe I could have the author sign it for you.”

Long silence.

Then Dad burst out laughing.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Anonymous says:

    I know this is a hard time for your family, and here you are, finding the nugget of humor in it…you set such a godly example for me. Thanks.