Buddy System

11 May

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis


My mother handled the family finances and after she retired, she liked, as much as possible, to pay her bills in cash. As her health deteriorated, it became increasing difficult for her to do so in the brutal Florida heat, so we developed a buddy system.

Depending on how she was feeling, I would drive her up to the door of the business and keep the car air-conditioner running while she went inside.  On other days, I would take her payment in while she kept the car cool. Friday was our day and usually bill paying was followed by lunch out.



Mom and Max


I miss those days, but the buddy system is still going strong. Now my daughter and I run errands together and on hot summer days we still keep the car cool for each other.





3 Responses to “Buddy System”

  1. itsrebekahlyn May 12, 2019 at 7:59 am #

    Some systems never go out of style. Especially those based on love.


  2. divoran09 May 11, 2019 at 2:22 pm #

    Sweet Mother’s Day memoirs. I really liked the pictures.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Onisha Ellis May 11, 2019 at 8:44 pm #

      The picture of the three of us, almost did not happen. I am uncomfortable having my picture taken. We had met Louise’s daughter, Lynn for lunch and she insisted. I am blessed to have friends who insist.


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