Are you in there?

Myrtle Silverman, a dynamic, charismatic woman with a wonderful sense of humor died several months ago.

At the funeral, her son said that though she suffered from severe dementia, her wit and personality remained intact. On one visit, he found Myrtle reading the Plain Dealer and asked, “What are you doing, Mom?”

“Reading the obituaries,” she replied.

He asked, “Are you in there?”

“I don’t know,” Myrtle said,


“I’ve only gotten to the L’s.”

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