Winslow, my father- in- law, lives in the Carlisle, an upscale assisted living home in the Florida Palm Beaches .
He is the wise man who attends Happy Half Hour daily but claims he does not stay for the entire party.
So the last time I visited the Carlisle, Preston ( my husband and Winslow’s oldest son) and I got on the elevator with a very nicely groomed woman using her walker.
I always try to make conversation in an elevator so noticed this well- coiffed woman had a name tag.
Raising my voice I said. “Judith Lavender!?!
What a pretty name!”
Without missing a beat, Ms. Lavender replied, with a smile.
“Why yes, my name is Lavender and normally I wear only that lovely color.
But today I am wearing powder blue.”