Inside the Mind of Isadora


Pondering from Mabel – Ladies Luncheon

Grandma Rockin'

Things have been goin’ real well here at my new home at the assisted living. The newest thing to be added to the recreation center has been art and craft classes. Sue Anne is the teachers’ name. She has all kinds of talent. Just last week we were learnin’ how to paint a tree. She comes over to help each and every one of us.

imagesCAT7ESIKBless her heart she thought Mary Lou was drawing’ a short little tree. It turned out she was paintin’ a flower. Mary Lou’s married to Dr. Wong Cho. I mentioned him last time we visited. She doesn’t always understand what’s being said. Sweet lil thing … and she is little … just about 4 foot tall, always has a smile on her face and dresses real nice too.

Well, the girls and I got to talkin’ and decided we should do something real nice for Sue Anne. A fine welcome luncheon at the dining room seemed like a good idea. Sue Anne was tickled pink.

We dined on a green salad, creamy broccoli soup and steamed chicken with mashed potatoes while we sipped on sweet tea. We ate some key lime pie with our coffee and told a few jokes. I thought I’d share some of them with ya’ll.

Sue Anne told us she had a real good time. She wants us all to bring in some art and craft ideas for the next class. She told me she wouldn’t mind me teachin’ the class some time on how to knit. Bless her heart ….!!!!!

Live Well
Laugh Often
Love Much

  Fondly, Mabel     💗

2014©written by Isadora



Your sweetie says, ‘Let’s go upstairs
and make love,’ and you answer,
‘Pick one; I can’t do both!’

Your friends compliment you
on your new alligator shoes
and you’re barefoot.

A sexy babe catches your fancy
and your pacemaker opens the garage door,

Going braless
pulls all the wrinkles out of your face.

You don’t care where your spouse goes,
just as long as you don’t have to go along.


You are cautioned to slow down by the doctor instead of by the police

‘Getting a little action’
means you don’t need to take any fiber today.


‘Getting lucky’ means you find your car
in the parking lot.

An ‘all nighter’ means not getting up
to use the bathroom.


You’re not sure these are jokes …..!!!!

Come back to see what else I’m pondering …..
Mabel    💗


***** FICTION: Mabel is a ficticious character I’ve created. Any similarities to anyone living ot otherwise is purely coincidental.

****** elderly woman, tree and smiling sun images from


Pondering from Mabel

Grandma Rockin'
 Mabel says ….

This mornin’ while on my way to the dining hall here at my new assisted living home I noticed some things I ought warn you ‘bout.


I noticed that stairs are getting steeper. And, everything is farther away. Yesterday, I walked to the corner and I was dumbfounded to discover how long my street had become.

People are less considerate now; especially the young ones. They speak in whispers all the time! If you ask them to speak up they just keep repeating themselves, endlessly mouthing the same silent message until they’re red in the face.

What do they think I’m a lip reader?

Another thing, everyone drives so fast these days. You’re risking life and limb if you happen to pull onto the freeway in front of them. All I can say is their brakes must wear out awfully fast, the way I see them screech and swerve in my rear view mirror.

On the other hand, people my own age are so much older than I am. I ran into an old friend the other day and she has aged so much that she didn’t even recognize me. I got to thinking about the poor dear while I was combing my hair this morning.

So, I glanced at my own reflection. Well, REALLY NOW – even mirrors – aren’t made the way they used to be!

Clothing manufacturers are less civilized these days, too.

Why else would they suddenly start labeling a size 10 or 12 dress as 18 or 20?

Do they think no one notices this?

The people who make bathroom scales are pulling the same prank.

Do they think I actually ‘believe’ the number I see on that dial?

HA! I would never let myself weigh that much!

Just who do these people think they’re fooling?

I’d like to call up someone in authority to report what’s going on but the telephone company is in on the conspiracy too. They’ve printed the phone books in such a small type that no one could ever find a number in there!

All I can do is pass along this warning:


Unless something drastic happens, pretty soon everyone will have to suffer these awful

Into each life a little humor shall enter …!!!

Come back and see what else I’ve been pondering …
Mabel    💗


***** Mabel is a character I’ve developed for the purpose of writing about life with a tongue-in-cheek humor from a seniors citizens point of view.


Pondering of Mabel

Grandma Rockin' Mabel says ….

I have some thoughts I’ve discovered now that I’m older…

1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.

2. My wild oats have turned into prunes and all-bran.

3. I finally got my head together, and now my body is falling apart.

4. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.

5. Kids in the back seat cause accidents.

6. If all is not lost, where is it?

7. It’s a lot easier to get older than it is to get wiser.

8. Some days, you’re the dog; some days you’re the hydrant.

9. I wish the buck did stop here; I sure could use a few.

10. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.

11. Accidents in the back seat cause kids.

12. It’s hard to make a comeback when you haven’t been anywhere.

13. The only time the world beats a path to your door is when you’re in the

14. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he’d have put them on my knees.

I don’t want to brag or make anyone jealous or anything,
but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

Come back and see what else I’m pondering  …..

Mabel    💗

***** FICTION: Mabel is a ficticious character I’ve created. Any similarities to anyone living ot otherwise is purely coincidental.


Pondering from Mabel

Grandma Rockin'Pondering from Mabel ….

My young daughter, Tessa, found this very nice assisted living facility for me. Bless her heart. I have to admit I wasn’t happy about leaving the farmhouse Fred and I lived in for 40 years. Oh, this place is nice enough but there aren’t any memories here.
She said it would help take away some of her concerns about my safety. They thought of everything here. There is a dining hall, tennis courts, walking and bicycle paths, swimming pool, exercise facility plus arts and crafts. Each room in my place is equipped with buttons on the wall for emergencies. You know, ‘I’ve fallen and I can’t get up’ buttons.

Tessa still calls and is fussing every day.

She wants to know if I’ve joined any groups.

Have I made any friends?

Am I pleased with the food they serve?

I think she’s a bit of a worrier.

The next time Tessa called I was ready. I told her I had thought about her concerns and decided to go over to that recreation center and sign up for something. I told her I had joined a group. She was tickled pink and wanted to know what it was.

I said, “It’s a skydiving group”.

“Mother, she exclaimed. You’re 84 years old. Why would you join a skydiving group? It’s dangerous. You can’t jump out of planes.”

Oh my, I said. And I’ve signed up for 7 lessons with this mile high club”.


I guess I’ve gone a little too far.


Into each life a little humor shall enter –
Mabel’s way

Come back and see what else I’ve been ponderings ….

Mabel    💗

***** FICTION: Mabel is a fictitious character I’ve created. Any similarities to anyone living ot otherwise is purely coincidental.