She says, you can tell America from the rest of the world by the color of the wallpaper, or lack thereof. That southern hospitality is refreshing after so many years in London. The stuffed animal in her grasp is named ‘Dog’. When asked why, she says, "are you blind, it is a dog after all."
When the aide handed her the night gown she asked if it was for sale. He told her it was a gift, but she couldn't accept it. However, if he wanted to lend it to her that would be “lovely”. The aide was actually a woman. When we told her so, she replied “Well, she was a man when he gave it to me.” We all laughed and she said, “Oh lovely then” and laughed while clapping her hands.
I can’t tell you how old she is; anything beyond 80 will do. I can’t tell you how crazy she is. I imagine more than a little. Needless to say, I liked her immediately.