Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dying for chocolate chip cookies

This is a story Ron told me last night..............just an example of his sick sense of humor.  He was a nursing home administrator and he would dress up as the Grim Reaper and visit the patients in their rooms.  (See.....I told you he was sick) 

The story goes........

An elderly man lay dying in his bed. In death's agony, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite chocolate chip cookies wafting up the stairs. He gathered his remaining strength and lifted himself from the bed.

Leaning against the wall he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even greater effort, forced himself down the stairs, gripping the railing with both hands, and crawled downstairs.

With labored breath, he leaned against the door frame gazing into the kitchen. Were it not for death's agony, he would have thought himself already in heaven. There, spread out upon waxed paper on the kitchen table were literally hundreds of his favorite chocolate chip cookies.

Was it heaven? Or was it one final act of heroic love from his devoted wife, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man?

Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself toward the table landing on his knees in a rumpled posture. His parched lips parted; the wondrous taste of the cookie was already in his mouth, seemingly bringing him back to life.

The aged and withered hand trembled on its way to a cookie at the edge of the table when it was suddenly smacked with a spatula by his wife.

"Stay out of those." she said, "They're for the funeral."

2 comments:

Patrick said...

thanks for the smile first thing this morning!

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick

marciamayo said...

Too funny. Here's the only grim reaper joke I can remember:

A man was told by his doctor that he only had one day to live. That night he told his wife he wanted to have sex for one last time.
Her response was: Not tonight. I have to get up in the morning; you don't.