My Father Was An April Fool ~ Monday April 3, 2023
My Father was born on April Fools Day. Our relationship was rocky. Dad wanted things his way because he was the father. I know this because he told me. I wanted things my way because I was the daughter. He knew that because I told him. We drew our lines in the sand, and we waited for the other to blink. For me it was very simple. My father was usually wrong, and I was right.
Now if only we’d win prizes for remembering things… then maybe I’d be better at it?
What’s the old saying, “I’ve forgotten more than you’ve learned?” But now I understand why, oh, what’s his name, Marlon Brando, used cue cards when he decided no longer to memorize scripts. Bravo Tulis for a Monday chuckle, or is it Tuesday?
Loved this!!!!! Had me calling out answers. Beautifully produced and written & acted! 🎭
That spun me round a few dozen times … It reminded me of … what was that actor??
Don’t ask me!!!
It only hursts when I laugh. This hurt a lot!
Hahahaha! Only you could pull off being your own foil!! Loved the split personality!!!
Tulis McCall is a treasure for our age, now on the web with Monday Musings. In her current post, Life is A Quiz Show, she meditates on little memory losses experienced by those of us who’re challenged as we “mature.” She’s funny, warm-hearted and graceful, trying to recall, for example, who played whom in what Hollywood or Broadway production. Perhaps we’ve all been there. Haven’t we? Haven’t we?! Haven’t we?!*$%#
I love this and all your musings! They are wonderful. Thanks for adding joy to my day.
Bring back your beautiful photo; it makes me feel like you are right there talking to me.
Tulis McCall is a font of musings, and has been for a very long time, Mondays notwithstanding. In all of her work she’s amazing: smart, thoughtful, incisive, funny, entertaining—in short one of the best monologists ever. Keep musing, Tulis. You’re a joy!
So it’s not just me…
I think the problem is that as we age,
we begin to phase in and out of alternate universes,
which has two possible results:
Our memories may be accurate, but coming from other universes,
they may not match up with whichever universe we are now in…
it’s possible what we forget is just what we left behind in other universes – maybe memories don’t always travel with us.