had a better time at Brighton Beach," Madge says as she's banging the pots
around on the stove.
vacation," I tell her. "Monday we go to the beach. Wednesday we go to
the beach. What am I?a seal?"
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
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.
again," Uncle Nathan grins as he sits down opposite me. "Heard it on
I tell him acidly. "Don't I know it's again?"
Reds," Uncle Nathan says. "The Cincinnati Reds from
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.
hit a home run and won the game in the ninth inning," the kid says, and I
have to hear that over again.