"You know you must be doin' somethin' right if old people love you." --Dave Chappelle
These days, I've only got crushes on a lot of guys.
Problem is, they're all either under 6, or over 60.
In addition to volunteering in a kindergarten classroom, where I have amassed an unhealthy number of five-year old crushes, I spent last weekend volunteering at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville.
Located in the scenic Napa Valley, its claim to fame is being home to the largest veteran cemetery in the nation. Personally, I think it is better known for housing the nation's cutest, nicest little old folks.
Don't let the image fool you...it's not all bingo and dinner before the sun goes down--(although, yes, there's that, too)--they've also got bowling, a 9-hole golf course, and a tavern where you can take the edge off with some beer and popcorn, complete with a nurse standing by to assist with swallowing. Naturally.
A few of my favorite quotes from the weekend:
"My wife is slow, too, but she's old. What's your excuse?!"
--Mr. Mowry, critiquing my overly-cautious wheelchair pushing style
"What is this? Did I steal this?"
--Mr. Kunka, on pretty much anything in front of him
Although I can't be with my favorite new friends, I am doing my best to honor them by napping frequently and eating dinner at 4:30pm. If you'll excuse me, I'd better be getting to bed--it's nearly 8 o'clock.