ON THE BACK BURNER

June 19

My daughter told me about her trip to the post office ,in Jerusalem.Her description of what was going on there reminded me of an old  comedy routine" who's  on first, I don't know, He's on second." Seems that because of Covid, you need to make an appointment at the post  office.  To do justice to that appointment, I am waiting for her to write it out for me .Saturday Night Live can use it for a skit. But what I really want to tell is about an argument that was on going when she got to the PO. An agent and a customer were having an involved argument, a shouting match. It was about something that the customer wanted to do , but the agent wasn't allowing it. The argument was getting louder and louder and finally the agent finished the yelling match by saying to the customer," you are a disappointment to your mother." I love it. She didn't bring dishonor to his mother, but switched it around, to dishonor him. no more  of "your mother is........ blankedy blank ", but  "you are a disappointment. " How can you come back after being put down like that. Everyone wants to make their momma proud, so if you didn't live up to momma's expectation, that was a low blow. I wonder if it will ever come up in a conversation when I can use that statement.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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That lavender sounds very nice!

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