Monday, October 10, 2011

Rest in Peace

We went to a wedding reception on Saturday night, and we saw some old friends we hadn't seen in about 4 years.  I knew they had a son about Tara's age (19).

I said to Anne T. "How's Norwood?"

She said, smiling, "Oh, he's in paradise."

I sat there stunned for a minute, pondering her words and her facial expression.  I finally asked very hesitantly, "Did he pass away?"

She looked really shocked and burst out laughing.  "No, he's on his mission in Paradise, California!"

She said that it had not occurred to her how her answer would be misinterpreted.  She and I laughed about it all evening.

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