Tuesday, September 18, 2012
When I speak about a landlady I think of an older woman but I was a landlady when I wans't so old. Scrubbed lots of toilets and cook stoves and painted lots of walls. Anyway what I'm trying to say is one of my long time ago tenants called me yesterday. She was so glad I still had my landline phone so she could find me. She Was into her second marriage and expecting her first child when she and her husband rented from us. I always thought of her as being younger then me but she is only two years younger then me. She told me she is having memory problems and I noticed she was asking her husband things as we talked to answer my questions. She has always called me by the name Linda and still does so I didn't correct her. They rented from us in the 70's so that is quite an honor for someone who rented from you that long ago to want to talk to you still. Another woman who was a young newly wed and had her first baby while she lived in our apartment calls me about once a year. She told me my husband Mel taught her how to fold diapers (no pampers back then) and I'm sure he did because he knew how to care for babies. His younger brother was mentally retarded and he had to help his Mother with taking care of him. Wish I could talk to more of those nice people who rented from us.