Do you ever have memories that make you suddenly laugh out loud at totally random and odd times? Even when you're completely alone? I hope so. Because this happens to me a lot. I like to laugh, but I think I also have really funny people in my life.
Case in point, I was in Germany with my mom six weeks ago. We had a lot of adventures and a lot of fun.
She and I spent one of our days enjoying the white sand beach of Heringsdorf in northeastern Germany. It was absolutely gorgeous outside. The sky was clear and blue, the sun was hot, and the fresh ocean breeze was blowing just enough to keep it from getting too warm. My mom was sitting in a German sand basket (Strandkorb) and I was next to her, sitting in the sand on a towel. It was an ideal day to relax quietly, think our own thoughts and watch everything going on around us.
Suddenly, apropos of absolutely nothing, I hear from my mom's little sand basket:
"Did you know that Beethoven's housekeeper had a really hard time with him? He was a real slob."
I thought about this for a moment, considered it from a number of different angles, and then replied rather incredulously, "Really, Mom? Of all things, you're over there thinking about Beethoven?!"
She leaned forward, peeked over and gave me this look:
That's my mom. Sitting on the beach. On vacation. Just thinking about Beethoven.
Happy Birthday, Momma. You're lovely, you love us all so well, and...you make me laugh.
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