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Oops! No oestrogen for the octogenarian!


Okay, so nobody wants to think about an octogenarian‘s oestrogen. But if I can make a title out of the three words I’m given for my absolutely-not-the-A-Z-Challenge post, it seems I’m compelled to do it. Oops!

Speaking of octogenarians, I didn’t talk to my mother on the phone yesterday, though she called at least 30 times. She has a flip-phone. It’s a new one–they’re manufactured for people like my mum who need something simple to use. Only it turns out, she still can’t figure it out sometimes.

You see, she can open the phone, she can find the numbers she has saved, and she can call. But the moment she hits the enter button to connect the call, an option pops up on the screen that says “Cancel.” For some reason, she cannot resist pushing it when she sees it. So my phone keeps ringing once and stopping, or if I’m really quick, I can pick it up and listen to her hang up on me.

Seriously, the next thing I know I’m going to start getting calls from her, asking if my fridge is running.

What can I say about oestrogen?

You like that spelling?

It’s British for estrogen, in case you hadn’t figured it out.

I like it. Every time I see it, I want to start singing it: “O-estrogen, o-estrogen …” to the tune of “Oh Christmas Tree.”

And now you’ll never hear that song quite the same again.


Thanks to the three lovely ladies who gave me my three “O” words for today’s not-A-Z post. You’ll find their links under the words “octogenarian,” “oestrogen,” and “oops.”

Tomorrow’s “P” day! Any suggestions for “P” words for my not the A-Z Challenge post? I’ll take the first three. Note, the comments on my blog are newest on top. One word per person, and please keep ’em clean.

Thank you!

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

29 thoughts on “Oops! No oestrogen for the octogenarian!

  1. Hahaha on Oh Christmas Tree! LOL


  2. Love your new version of Oh Christmas Tree…LOL. Still don’t know what the other $5.00 word is. Will have to look it up.


  3. Pretty funny. I got my mom (95) a simple phone too and she doesn’t remember how to answer it! She loves making calls though, especially if she is out in public. Makes her feel important!


  4. Oh ! I missed the bus. I am too late.

    My word was princess.


  5. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ love!!!!!!


  6. Well perhaps your lucky I am late to the party again my word would of been Polyglot . Hey ho!
    I know how you feel about the calls from your Mum my soon to 99yr old mother in law occasionally trys to send texts….


  7. You really got em all tied in there!!!


  8. ha, I love how you stitched this all together, brilliant and funny. thanks for the shoutout –


  9. I hear O Canada! It’s spring now. No Christmas trees! Pandemic seems a good word if you get no others.


  10. Gotta go with Paula πŸ˜‚


  11. psychiatrist! what about that one?


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