to clap their hands would've been easier, so uncoordinated and un-
comprehending were they in following my simple instructions.
part enlightenment to my parents. I could've house-trained an incon-
the 'push/talk' button first so he was talking to himself.
persist. They never used it and I soon gave up trying to show them how
simple it was. What is it about age that turns the brain to mush? I hope
I'm not that bereft of comprehension when I'm as old as they were then.
Of course, it may simply have been that my parents thought there was
nothing any mere youth could teach them, and therefore paid no
more than superficial heed to my 'technical' instructions.