Even the birthday girl was charmed. Mind you that wasn't really all that surprising to anyone who has ever heard Jerry's mom pronounce her feelings on the cat/dog debate:
In fact we had a standing assignment last weekend to see how many times we could get Lena to tell the story about the time she met our cat:
"He have my whole hand in his mouth! I think Jerry have to drive me to hospital!"
We proclaimed the aforementioned mission a success with a total of four recountings of the hand in the mouth story along with five actual physical demonstrations of the alleged hand swallowing.
Some other notable Lena-isms from the weekend include:
"I am not for muffin. Too wet. I am for bread and I leave out a few days first so is nice and dry. Old people are like that, you know."
And on the topic of getting old, here's a sample conversation:
Lena (in funeral director voice, designed to elicit sympathy): "You know, BarBEARa, I can't eat much anymore. I only eat 3 times now."
Barb (after pause): "Per day?"
Lena: "Yes, but you know sometimes I have some nuts. Or some chips."