Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Who Is That Woman?
My Cousin was telling me about her visit with Ma.
"We were sitting in the living room having a nice chat. I was looking at the family pictures your mother has on the wall. By the way, who is that woman?"
"Your mother has a picture of a woman I've never seen before. She has white hair and is smiling."
"Oh, you mean Auntie Rose?"
"Auntie Rose? I don't remember an Auntie Rose."
"Oh, she's new. Auntie Rose is Ma's psychic. Auntie Rose tells Ma to send her money and Ma will be rich. Ma sends the money. Because her picture is on the wall with the other relatives, The Nephew christened her Auntie Rose."
Auntie Rose and her chit eating grin. Wonder what the story will be if Aunt Jemima's picture ends up on the wall? Maybe we can say Aunt Jemima's from the Sicilian side of the family.