Social distancing has become the new norm but it is difficult to maintain that standard in some cases. It is especially true when it comes to families, because we may be accustomed to interacting with them regularly. Senior citizens are particularly being urged to stay home at this time because they are a more vulnerable part of the population.
We all face these difficulties at this time but some have found a way to laugh through the pain. These people include Kelly Muller, who posted a picture of her mother, Annette, on Facebook. The picture was of her mother holding up a sign that read, “Need More Wine.”
Went to my 82 year old Mothers House today to check on her and to see if she needed anything. She was anxiously waiting for me at the Window 🤦♀️ #MamaMuller #SeniorProblems #SocialDistancing
“Went to my 82-year-old Mothers House today to check on her and to see if she needed anything. She was anxiously waiting for me at the Window 🤦♀️ #MamaMuller #SeniorProblems#SocialDistancing,” Kelly wrote in the caption.
It wasn’t long before the post went viral and people were commenting. “Necessities,” one person wrote. “That’s the truth!!” another said. “I need one of these signs,” someone else said.
TODAY was told by Kelly that her mom was always the “life of the party” and was an upbeat person, even after her husband died of prostate cancer and a daughter died due to ovarian cancer.
“My mother is the toughest person I know,” Kelly said:
“Also, my brother, Kirk Muller, played in the NHL for 19 years so my mom is known as the biggest hockey mom in our city. She hasn’t missed a ‘Hockey Night in Canada’ hockey game on Saturday nights in, I don’t know how many years, and she still has a glass of wine and watches her hockey games on TV.”
Annette and Kelly live about a mile apart. She checks on her mother daily but does it from a distance.
“I wasn’t shocked to pull up and see her holding up a handmade sign,” Kelly said. “I asked her what kind, and she said, ‘Red? White? It doesn’t matter to me. They all taste the same!'”
An update was later shared on Facebook and Kelly said that her mother got the wine. A picture was even posted of her posing with the uncorked bottle.SKM: below-content placeholder