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My Jeff will forever make me laugh ❤️

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About 23 years ago I met Jeff in Memphis, TN after Jeff had relocated from Minnesota for work. I had lived in the south my entire life and Jeff had forever been a northern boy.

The southern pace was a bit difficult for Jeff to adapt to. He really missed “home” and we ultimately moved to Minnesota. Although I’ve lived in MN for almost 21 years, I guess I’ll always be a southern girl at heart.

Frequently when at Mayo with Jeff, the elevator traffic is busy and it’s sometimes difficult to land a spot, especially with a wheelchair.

I’ve been known to secure our ride by getting on elevators going the wrong way, which sometimes brings us right back to our original floor staring at the people we were just waiting with … the only difference is there’s still no room for them and we are on our way.

Sometimes we haven’t gained additional passengers though and said people join us after we’ve taken the scenic route.

A chatty couple joined us on the elevator. A male and female couple, the man also in a wheelchair.

On our short ride, we learned the man had cancer too and he asked where Jeff and I were from.

Jeff isn’t generally very social with strangers, much less on an elevator, so I chimed in and simply said “we” are local. I paused and then to be polite I questioned, “where are y’all from?”

The man answered and the couple had reached their floor. We offered well wishes to one another and they exited.

The doors closed and Jeff and I were alone once again.

Jeff turned his head and said to me, “you know … the next time you tell someone we are local, don’t follow that by using the word y’all!”

~ Stephanie



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treedown profile image

Thanks for the laugh.

Tall_Allen profile image

LOL. I would have replied "Where youz guyz from?" -- sure sign that I'm originally from Brooklyn.

Lulu700 profile image
Lulu700 in reply to Tall_Allen

U and J -lo are from the block 😂😂✌️

Lulu700 profile image

Stephanie, you are amazing . Your love for Jeff is his reward . Mayo IMO is the good place to be . Get him home from surgery and heal him with your love .. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I pray for the hands of the best surgeon to do miracles and save his life.. can there be a more serious surgery .? I think not . Stay strong all y’all .. 🙏🤞🏼❤️

Shooter1 profile image

Y'all ain't northern ???

Boywonder56 profile image

In texas we say .....fixin im fixin to go get chemo.....

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Pancake_Lefse in reply to Boywonder56

LOL, I still say that too! Always fixin’ to start something or go somewhere. 😂

I once was having an exchange with a nurse to whom I would repetitively say yes or no ma’am to. She stopped asking questions briefly, looked quizzically at me, and said, “you’re not from around here, are you?” No ma’am, I’m not. Haha.

JamesAtlanta profile image

As a Southerner, I can definitely relate to this story, y’all! 😉

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Pancake_Lefse in reply to JamesAtlanta

Bless your heart 😉

Balsam01 profile image

That's a great story!!

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VCinTx profile image

I live in Dallas and I still love to hear southern style of speaking.

Spyder54 profile image

Keep the laughter going. It is healing for sure.

j-o-h-n profile image

The difference between a Yankee and a damn Yankee is..... A Yankee visits, a damned Yankee stays............

Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.

j-o-h-n Wednesday 09/01/2021 10:10 PM DST

SPEEDYX profile image
SPEEDYX in reply to j-o-h-n

Sounds like a good premise for a Broadway show!

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j-o-h-n in reply to SPEEDYX

Darn Yankees?

Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.

j-o-h-n Thursday 09/02/2021 10:49 PM DST

blueseas45 profile image

Funny ! Thanks for the laugh.

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