Those new to the list should also know that periodically we check in with Ma and Pa, whose travails we try and chronicle in these pages. Lately it seems that Ma went to meet her granddaughter at the bus station. The girl was returning from far away lands and the search for adventure.
As the granddaughter was exiting the bus, the Ma couldn't help but notice a fellow directly behind her granddaughter dressed in feathers with exotic markings all over his body and carrying a shrunken head. He was promptly introduced as her new husband.
After 50 years with Pa, Ma can usually take most unforeseen events in stride and was gracious as ever. On the way to their car, however, she did pull her aside and remark earnestly ...
"Girl, what I always tried to tell you was to marry a rich doctor! a rich Doctor ..."