Occasional Spark essayist Carey Keefe tries to text her mom (LOL). Meanwhile, certain oldpersons who don't want to bother with gadgets (like the hearing-aid battery) can't hear the smoke detector's low-power warning beeps.
The "right hand man" of epic football coach "Bear" Bryant was coach Carney Laslie. Leslie's granddaughter, Carey Keefe, is working on a memoir of him. The ending has an odd twist --and she reads us part of it.