Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Herkimer Bitterman stopped by his dad's house to drop off his rent check.  Dad invited him in, so they were sitting at the kitchen table having coffee.  Herk's stepmother, Lyla, came in, "Hi, Herky! So are you going to our twentieth class reunion on Saturday?"

"Are you?"

"Sure.  I wouldn't miss it for the world."

"Then no," said Herkimer.


Grace said...

I didn't get this at first - when re-read I noted 'stepmother' Aha - now I get it.

vanilla said...

Grace, *snicker* It has been a couple years since Ly was introduced, so it was not really nice of me to slip her in here again, unannounced. The Bittermans may be around occasionally.

Secondary Roads said...

It all makes sense to me.

vanilla said...

Chuck, it is a tense situation.