Post by carolet Post by John Ashby Post by DavidK
I'm about to start three sub-threads, one each for Yes, No, and It's
Complicated; please vote in one of them by replying to the
Someone elsewhere has done the same thing in both Facebook and
Twitter and the voting is very different. I'm curious how this group
votes and I'll disclose the results from elsewhere later.
With a view to encouraging an informed decision can those with better
memories than mine confirm or deny that two Christmases ago we heard
(one side of) a telephone with Rochelle crying off a visit which led
to Joy spending Christmas at Bridge Farm with hilarious consequences?
I can't credit my memory, just my archives, but on 12/12/19 (his 45th
wedding anniversary), Tony dropped in on Joy to give her some polish
for her Midget and she said that she'd been skyping Rochelle all
afternoon making plans for Christmas, she'd invited them all down to
her new house which was big enough for all of them.
After some time working on the car, Joy started crying and then
admitted that she was a liar, she hadn't been skyping, instead
Rochelle had sent a text to say that she was too busy to come for
Christmas, in fact she probably wouldn't see them until the new year.
When Tony asked why she'd said otherwise earlier, Joy said "Because I
wanted you to think me family loved me". Later she said that Rochelle
always was a daddy's girl, so perhaps she said that she was going to
her dad for Christmas. Joy also asked Tony not to tell anyone about
this, she'd be mortified, she'd done nothing but talk about Rochelle,
if people really knew how things really were ...
Tony promised not to. Just then the oven dinged, her beef casserole
was ready. She'd never got the hang of cooking for one, there was
always too much, which she had to freeze. Tony took pity on her and
stayed to eat with her.
Eventually Tony got home and was presented with a wonderful
anniversary present, and a special meal for just the two of them
(everyone else had gone out to make this possible). He had to admit
that he forgotten their anniversary, and let it slip that he thought
it was only 44 years, but wasn't going to let on that he'd already eaten.