Fred and Doris Lawson have been told by their grandchildren that they “need to get out in the world more.”
“There’s so much going on. I’ll bet you don’t even know who ‘Ice Cube’ is,” said 13-year-old Madison as she checked her text messages.
The Lawsons talked about this with their neighbor Philomena, who’s always doing interesting things and is much more attuned to current happenings.
“Cici said I should see ‘Fruitvale Station’ and ‘Blue Jasmine’ because they show what it’s like to live in the Bay Area these days,” Doris told Philomena. “But Fred and I don’t even like to go to the movies anymore. People are so rude, always talking and kicking your seat and eating those huge tubs of popcorn all during the show.
“And the kids want us to learn more about gay people and watch ‘Looking’ on TV about these gay men in San Francisco. I don’t know if we’d be comfortable with that.
“I think we’ll just stay home here in Burlingame and work in our garden.”
Philomena thought for a minute, and then said, “Your strawberries are almost ripe. Bring some over and we’ll put frozen yogurt on top and have a feast.”