...but She Who Must Be Obeyed required a cane holder to be placed on her mobility scooter, so...
What? SWMBO owns a mobility scooter? Why yes, yes she does. An Electric Mobility Little Rascal that probably cost the gummint $6K new, she bought used for $300 off Craigslist from an independent refurbisher.
SWMBO NEEDS a mobility scooter? Yes. She was diagnosed about a year ago with dysplasia in her left hip, something she's probably had since birth since it looks like the pelvic bone didn't completely form at the hip socket, and now the cartilage has all worn away. At the time we were hoping she'd make it into her 60's before she needed a hip replacement. No such luck; I've been calling her "The Gimp" lately.
And the fact is, with the cane, she probably doesn't need the mobility scooter on an everyday basis. But since we're going to Washington DC and environs for a week because some nice folks decided I should be allowed to put ", 33°" after my name, and seeing as how there is a two-day tour of Old Town Alexandria and Mount Vernon, etc., after three days of that, and there is going to be a LOT of walking to be done, it just seemed like the thing to do. You can rent one for $250/month or you can get on Craigslist and own one for not a whole lot more. And since my mom will probably need one eventually...what the hell.
So, anyway, the cane holder. A short piece of 1-1/2" PVC, a cap with a hole in the end just in case rain or Pepsi or something gets into it, and a couple of #40 stainless steel hose clamps. Glued the cap on with Gorilla Glue because I had it to hand and didn't feel like rooting in the garage for the PVC cement. Total cost, less than $10 for something the local handicap aids store probably sells for $50 or more. And yes, I'm going to do something about those clamp ends sticking out. Probably just wrap them in electrical tape.
Yes. She has a Mary Poppins-esque parrot-head cane.
Now, if only hanging my G5RV were this simple...