Friday, September 8, 2017

Ch 10 Doris answers my email, so I guess things are no worse than they were before

Dear Goldy,

I like Barbara Kingsolver very much. Have you read Terry Kay’s books? “To Dance with the White Dog” is lovely. It brought tears to my eyes.

I am sending you some gardening catalogs. None of the flowers in them are suitable for a tropical climate, of course. I so miss my garden in Pittsburgh. I had lush beds of roses.

Sly and I went out to eat last night. The waitress told us, “Just ask the other waitress or myself if you need anything.” Sly corrected her, but she did not seem to appreciate it.

I despair for our country – the youth do not know how to speak properly. But what can one expect when the movies and TV are full of such bad influences?



  1. Does she always talk to you about "bad English" because you're an English mayor? I don't get it, why would she complain about this all the freaking time?

    1. I don't know, either! It's not something I ever talked about with her and I am not in the habit of correcting strangers or even people I know.