Mary is 89.
Joe is 92.
They just got on line
Mary says they ‘got the bundle’
She used to own a business.
Was a model.
Looks like a Gabor sister.
He is a handsome man
With a great sense of humor.
Tells the same jokes. Funnier each time.
He says she talks too much.
She wears high heels
And shops at Chicos
He wears chino pants
And pressed shirts.
They met at a ballroom dance
When she was 80.
It was love at first sight.
They moved in together.
His bedroom set.
Her dining room set.
They are not married.
Mary is Irish Catholic
Joe is an Irish Protestant.
They go dancing on Sundays.
He likes to work in the garden
She likes to cook
They make French Onion Soup together.
She had a hip replaced last year.
He is having mini-strokes.
They are spending the winter up North.
The trip south is too difficult for them.
Hard because he used to play golf with us
Would swear his way down the fairway.
She always enjoyed the 19th hole at our house.
Bit of the taste and snacks to share.
Now they stay inside.
Afraid to fall in the snow.
So they got the bundle.
So they could travel through cyber space.
Get on Skype.
Joe is playing solitaire on an old computer
Mary is learning to read and write on her Kindle Fire.
She sent me her first e-mail.
Says her nails are too long
So she’s having a problem with the keys.
She won't cut them.
When Joe gets tired of Solitaire
He does jigsaw puzzles.
Takes up the whole dining room table.
But they don't entertain very much, anymore.
So its Okay.
The house is too big for them now.
Mary wants to move.
Joe wants to stay put.
Mary can move the bundle
Joe cannot move the garden.
Hard because he loves the yard
Mary says he talks to himself out there.
She owns the house.
And so, before summer comes around
She will probably be in an apartment
with a new bundle.
He says he's going back to the mobile home park.
He's not moving into any GD apartment.