Saturday, April 27, 2013

X is for Xerophilous

While browsing through the dictionary trying to figure out what to write about, I came across the word xerophilous which means capable of thriving in a hot, dry climate. Xerophilous pertains to plants and animals, but it reminded me of my mother. She was always hot. We didn't have central air in our little four room house (2 bedrooms, a living room and a small kitchen. Do we count the bathroom as a real room?) We had window units and they were powerful. I stayed bundled up while Mom sat in a sleeveless house dress.

Of course, by the time I started getting hot, she had the heat blasting during the summer because she was cold.

Funny how we daughters swap places with our mothers. Or become more like them. The other day I told Mom that every time I looked in the mirror, she stared back at me. She thought that was hilarious! She always liked to laugh ... still does.

Did your family play practical jokes? Get tickled in church or the library? Share something super-funny that you remember about your family.

4 comments:

Diana said...

like the post, was looking forward to X just to see what everyone did! glad you both still enjoy a laugh together

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Sometimes I'll say something and I'll think "Oh my God, I sound like my mother!"

Sue McPeak said...

Funny!!! What a good use of Xerophilous...it sounds like it should be hilarious and good for a laugh.

I am my mother's daughter. By now I should be use to it, but it still surprises me to see her looking back at me in the mirror.

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Man O' Clay said...

My mother has a loud laugh. She and my dad were hosting Bible study at their church one night and a man belched. No one said anything.

My mom excused herself and roared with laughter in the hallway.

On their way home my dad said, "We could hear you out there!"

Love that laugh.