Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mom, a turntable
and jonesing for a little Tom Jones

Talk about Perfect Moments. I had one the other day that involved my mom, a CD and a record turntable. It had been a long day and I was looking forward to just putting my feet up, lounging on my great couch and watching a little American idol.

Earlier in the day I had delivered a mother's day gift to my mother from my sister. She had dropped it off at my house and asked me to make sure mom got it. It was a box set of old Tom Jones songs. Well, let's just say when my mom opened the gift she about blew a gasket. I knew she liked the man, but my goodness!

Anyway, I left her behind to enjoy the music and went home. Just as I sat down on the couch, my cell phone rang and I saw that it was mom.

Wondering why she was calling after I had just left her, I started to think something was wrong. I answered asking her what was wrong. Just as sweetly as she could, she answered "Hi Love. I have a problem. I am trying to play the CD you gave me and I am having trouble with it playing on the turntable. The needle keeps flying off!"

It took me a second to realize what had happened. Mom had been trying to play her CD on the record turntable! She couldn't figure out where the CD slot was so, she tried it on the turntable!

For a second I sat in stunned disbelief! I had never heard anything quite like this! Trying to play a CD on turntable? Are you kidding? Well, I quickly figured out that she wasn't kidding, so I tried to explain to her that there had to be some kind of slot on her stereo system for the CD.

Now, you have to understand, that we got this record/CD combo player for her at Christmas, so she had awhile to figure things out. But apparently she hadn't been using it. I told her to look for an eject button or a load button and that's where she puts the CD.

At this point, I think mom knew I was trying to hold back my giggles. I was trying so hard not to laugh! She couldn't get off the phone fast enough! She wanted to try and figure out where to put Tom Jones on her own, not having to listen to me tell her where to put him!

I checked in with her today, and she sheepishly admitted that she had finally found the load button for the CD, and that Tom Jones sounded as good today as back in the day when she used to listen to him while she was living in Liverpool!

I will never forget this phone conversation with my mom, and never again will I hesitate at answering the phone when she calls, otherwise I might miss out on these perfect moments, moments I will never forget!

Sue, Tempe


Robin said...

You are so sweet to your mom.
You forgot to mention that the other two in your living room were trying hard to keep it down as they rolled on the floor laughing.

Lori said...

I'm stifling a laugh as well, and at the same time I am enjoying the love and patience you have for your mom.

And I have this unexplainable urge to throw panties at the computer screen!

McGillicutty said...

Aww bless her heart that is a cute story. I love Tom myself so I can imagine she was a little desperate to hear his wonderful voice!!! Great post.

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