Conversations with Dad

When my sister, Wendy, jet-lagged from her trip to France, was visiting my dad at his Board and Care the other day, she showed the group some leftover Euros. (You can tell that Wendy is a teacher.)

They thought it looked like Monopoly money, shiny and small.

Then Wendy handed Dad a small package of tissues that she was given on the plane. Dad looked it over and handed it to the man sitting next to him.

“Oh! Thank you!,” the man said, delighted. “I haven’t had a cigarette in quite a while.”

“Do you smoke?” Wendy asked, knowing full well that he didn’t.

“Not too much. Only a couple a day,” he reassured her, tucking the tissue package into his coat pocket.

“Well, be sure you smoke outside,” Wendy reminded him.

They’re talking about a package of tissues!

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.