John Lennon’s Dead, Dad

Scene: My parents (my 68-year old mom and 73-year old dad) and sister are having lunch at a Japanese restaurant named “John & Yoko” (in Alabang, Muntinlupa City).

Mom (to no one in particular): Do John Lennon and Yoko Ono, you think, know their names were used for this restaurant?

Sister (ever sarcastic): I’m sure John Lennon doesn’t. ‘Coz he’s dead.


Sister: Last I heard. Really, mom?

Mom (to Dad): Did you know that John Lennon’s dead?

Dad:  John Lennon?

Mom: Yes. Dead.

Dad (shaking his head sadly):  And I just saw him on tv the other day, offering flowers at Whitney Houston’s memorial…

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