Conversations with Dad

Early yesterday morning, I received a phone call from the manager of the Board & Care where my dad is a resident.

When I heard those first few words, I braced myself: “Suzanne, we have a problem with your father.”

Oh no. I really, really don’t enjoy starting a day with those phone calls.

Apparently, my dad is starting to develop sticky fingers.

As in, taking another resident’s oxygen tank.

Now, the other resident wasn’t using the oxygen tank. It was in the hall closet, just in case.

Knowing Dad, and the way his mind works…tucking extra napkins at a restaurant in all of his pockets, hoards food in his room, adds to his used paper cup collection…he probably figured “you just never know when you might mind an extra oxygen tank.”

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. where’s my post? not writing the whole post out again lol you missed a typo mods