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"He'd have had a better time at Brighton Beach," Madge says as she's banging the pots around on the stove.
"My vacation," I tell her. "Monday we go to the beach. Wednesday we go to the beach. What am I?a seal?"
"Sit down," she says.
I notice that there are four plates set out and I know who the other plate is for. He comes in from the parlor, snapping at his suspenders?the last guy I want to see tonight.
Uncle Nathan is my brother-in-law, a bachelor, and he lives in a rooming house around the corner from us. Every once in a while?and even once is too often?Madge invites him around for supper. I'm practically supporting this guy, and I think that, secretly, he likes the Giants.
"Lost again," Uncle Nathan grins as he sits down opposite me. "Heard it on the radio."
"Again," I tell him acidly. "Don't I know it's again?"
He's a guy who never goes to a ball game, but he can make remarks like that. He don't know first base from second.
"Kluszewski hit a home run and won the game in the ninth inning," the kid says, and I have to hear that over again.