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Satellite Echo

In 100, by Chris on November 9, 2018 at 12:04 am

Martha’s mom’s been writing letters. One begins: “Are your sister and I living like Grey Gardens?” Another: “Do you spend time with friends?”

Martha’s mom calls to see if Martha has received her letters. Luckily Martha is living her own life in Hawaii and there’s a satellite echo in the phone connection from North Carolina, so their conversations turn bearable when Martha’s mom hears her own echo and asks, “Do I really sound that grouchy?”

Her mom’s a ceramicist, sharp and healthy and eighty-five. Comments Martha, “You know, in some ways it would be easier if she had dementia.”

  1. i feel like this is most mother daughter relationships

  2. Now now. Now now. 🙂

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