offical Blog of the Liger

Tuesday, December 14, 2004


Saturday night I drove to Elmira to meet my parents for dinner. They had spent the afternoon shopping at the mall. I was not really entice by the idea of driving an hour to Elmira and an hour back just for a free meal, but I love my parents so I can not say no. My parents suffer from Empty Nest syndrome and I am their favorite of the four kids. It turns out a week and a half ago my mother went off the road on an icy patch and slip into a ditch doing $3500 worth of body damage to the car. It happened on her way to work. She claims that this was her first accident, I don't believe based on the way she drives. She was unhurt, so the story has a funny ending. In September my mother was hired as the church secretary after the old one retired. The pastor of my parents church has been there for 7 or 8 years but my parents have been close friends with him and his wife for over 20 years. Two days before her accident, she had her first performance review. This I thought strange since the Church only has 4 paid employees to include the Pastor, asst. Pastor, the cleaning lady, and my mother. So anyways the Pastor told my mother that she did not have to get to work as early as she did and that if the weather was bad to wait for the plows to come threw. It is all back roads from my parents house to the church. My mother is pretty headstrong and she told the Pastor in no uncertain terms that she had been driving over the hill to church for the last 27 years and she could handle it. Two days later she went off the road. My parents Pastor is not the kind of guy to let my my mother live it down. She is going to be hearing about this for many years.