Wednesday, July 20, 2011
My Alzheimer mother and the silent auction
I did win $128 in stuff at the Silent Auction and bought about $13 in stuff at the table. But never did I win anything in the 30 or so Door Prizes they gave out. I just don't win those things!
It reminded me of when we brought my Alzheimer Mother to the Michael Young Fest. I guess I can tell this now. I bought $10 in raffle tickets and gave them to her. I told her to find some things she liked and drop her tickets into the buckets next to the items. She wandered around the room happily dropping tickets into buckets. I stopped paying attention at some point.
All of a sudden i realize that she is taking tickets OUT of buckets and putting them in OTHER buckets.
I can tell you that there were a lot of really confused people who won stuff they never dropped tickets in for. We still laugh about that one.
There are so many ways you can have fun at the Quilt Fairs and Auctions. And if you want some good laughs, I will lend you my mother!