Sunday, October 4, 2009

We drove out to the suburbs for Sarah's grandfather's 75th birthday party.

There were several nice speeches, including one where Sarah's uncle pulled out a Chinese restaurant place-mat with zodiac years on it. "This thing doesn't go back to 1934. It cuts off at '36."

Sarah told an old family story about a New Years Eve when her grandfather sat in the living room and as each child came home from partying, told each one of them, privately, that they were his favorite.

Me: Good speech.
Sarah: Eh. I told the exact same story at their 50th wedding anniversary.
Me: Well... families like to hear the same stories over and over again. It's what families do.
Sarah: That's true.

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