January 7th, 2002


Family history

Yesterday's Sluggy reminded me of a story my grandmother told me awhile back. Let's see if I can get the details right... It seems her mother (i.e., my great-grandmother, so we're talking 1910 or so) was not supposed to leave her home "unattended". So she used to sneak out with a girlfriend of hers to have fun sometimes. They were walking through town one afternoon and met a couple of sailors, and they flirted with them and lured them into a diner to have a meal. Unfortunately the sailors skipped out before the check came. They had no money, so her friend said to her, "What are we going to do?" She said firmly, "We are going to go out there and find somebody decent to buy us dinner." My future great-grandfather was the next man to walk by that diner, and he didn't stand a chance!
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