Sunday 07 January 2007

Small town chronicles

This afternoon we went to Great-Aunt Thea’s 100th birthday party. Thea is Mom’s grandmother’s younger sister. While we were there, I was recognized by the younger sister of one of my best friends in high school who had married in to Mom’s extended family. Although I hadn’t seen her for a decade (or two), I could still match her name and face (which, if you know me, is something I find challenging even with people with whom I am familiar). I hesitated only because she had a sister almost the same age and I didn’t want to get the wrong sister’s name. I remembered enough to know that would not have worked out well. Once past that pitfall, I managed to converse well enough that Mom wasn’t tempted to beat me when we got home, which is always a welcome result.

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