Doris: When I was a little girl, my mother would make her favorite foods from Georgia, where she grew up.
Me: I love Southern cooking. I love collards and mustard greens and fried green tomatoes and macaroni and cheese. What did she make?
Doris: All of that. Our relatives from Georgia would bring greens for her when they visited.
A story appears on the TV about Oklahoma.
Doris: Isn’t that where the senator who is a doctor – an OB? – is from?
Sly yells from his office: He’s a gynecologist!
I open my mouth and then shut it. Clearly, Sly is far better qualified than Doris and I, a mere woman, to discuss the medical specialty of a physician who treats issues of the female reproductive system. But you know I am so, so tempted to yell, “He’s BOTH, Sly! He’s BOTH!”
Doris and I look at each other and smirk.
We are bonding! We are bonding over a shared experience. Finally.