94 year old Marge showed up in the dining room without her choppers this morning. She went from table to table looking at each of us ,not in the eye, but in the mouth, to ask, " Have you seen my teeth?"
No one had.
"It's against the rules to leave your dentures in a glass on the table," said Baron.
"If you did that, the wait staff probably tossed them out."
" But, I didn't leave my teeth in here," Marge said. " I think someone has stolen them."
" Check the lost and found box at the concierge's desk, " Larry suggested.
When Marge had left the room , Betsy said, " she's getting a lot of short term memory loss. Her kids want her to move to assisted living, but she is refusing."
" Why?" I asked, " the expense or that fear of it being God's waiting room?"
" Neither," Betsy said. " You can't have booze in your room at assisted living, so that's why she won't move."
"Oh," I said ,nodding with the knowledge that Marge liked a bit of Scotch in the eight glasses of water she faithfully drank each day.
Drinking among the seniors is a problem at Active Senior Living, but that's another story for another day.