The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #3925968
Posted By: Rapparee
20-May-18 - 03:52 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
FAH! Enjoy myself? With my brother sick in the next room, puking and diarrheaing and unable to accompany me to the repast of tough steak and pink cake? Myself worrying about my little brother. all that is left now of my family (save for Mom of course) until I could take no more that the obligatory toast of the truly awful champagne? Oh, indeed, I saw some who I had not see in a long time -- eight cousins still alive and attending and the memory of three other cousins attending as spirits, of ninety friends and brothers-in-arms -- but with my own brother sick how could I enjoy myself?

Nonetheless, I persevered and did what I could to make the evening gay and cheerful for others. My cousin Ken brought his wife; he married the girl next door -- to me, not him -- and I got a hug. But all the while I was thinking of my poor, sick brother laying in his sickbed, rising only to worship at the porcelain altar!

Well, very soon I shall see if he made the hundred mile drive home or if he lays in some ditch, alone and abandoned.