Wednesday, December 16, 2009


This is an actual telephone conversation with my almost-90-year-old mother.

MOM: Debbie, I need you to do me a favor.

ME: Sure.

MOM: I found Ellen's "e" thing so you can write her a letter.

ME: ?

MOM: Here's what I want you to say.

ME: Wait, wait, wait. Do you mean you found Ellen's email address? And you want me to write her an email for you?

MOM: That's what I said!

ME: Oh!

MOM: Here's what I want you to write. "Dear Ellen, I love you. I have always loved you. I want to see your face before I'm dead. I want to see you by cane, by wheelchair, or by casket. I just love you!" Can you send that for me?

ME: ?

MOM: You know. I watched her shows when NO ONE watched her shows.

ME: Really Mom? Cause she's been pretty pop--

MOM: Yes, even when no one watched that one show of hers, I was right there. I just love her and I need to see that adorable little blue-eyed face of hers before I die.

ME: You know, I live in California, Mom, and you've never been out this way to see me...ever.

MOM: Well, I'll get out there for Ellen, by cane, wheelchair, or cask--

ME: Got it.

MOM: Now, if Ellen asks you if I want anything, you just tell her "No. I have everything I need and I'm not doing this to get anything."

ME: Okay.

MOM: Remember, if she asks what I want, you tell her nothing.

ME: I'm on it.

MOM: But if she stays after you about it and almost pesters you, tell her I really miss the pinky ring my late husband bought for me, that I lost. Tell her that.

ME: Gosh Mom...I just don't think that El--

MOM: Tell her I really miss my husband.

ME: You bet.


nancy said...

and while you're at it, include that your DIL and her two adorable children really, really love her too and watch her every day! :) We'd love to tag along. :)


I should really just log my mom out and post as me. too lazy I guess.

Linda said...

Debbie - DO IT !!!

nancy said...

this is toooooo funny! i love it.

here's what i think you should do, deb: send ellen the transcript of your blog post. send it just as it is. i think ellen would totally love it.

ps - this REALLY IS me, not abby. :)

Emmy Slusser said...

We should get tickets and then tell the people when they call with the information about this. . . I am going to get tickets. we'll go from there. LOVE!

Stephanie Jette said...

If you don't do this I will. I don't care about the money or anything. I'll help. Just get her out there!!

PS...can I tag along too?!

Emmy Slusser said...

Okay, I tried to get tickets for a Wednesday showing in February. It didn't go any furter out than that. So, let's see what we can do. I signed up for 4 tickets, so. . . there's one more ticket, folks!!

Emmy Slusser said...

further. . any further out.


The Katzbox said...

So now you're TYPING with a German accent? I wish we could all go...and let's not sit in the riff raff room this time...

I love all of this encouragement. I would adore seeing my mom's face light up when she walked into that would just be the most incredible moment and she would talk about it forever...

We'll see....

Diane said...

I wanna come!

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