Growing up: Louise, Barbara, Suzie. And the youngest, the Prince. The stage is set.
Barbara to Mom: “why doesn’t Tommy have to do this?”
Barbara to Mom: “why doesn’t Tommy have to do this?” Mom replies: “because he’s two years younger.” At the time, appropriate. But it continues. For years. Until it’s a family joke.
Early teens: Barbara to Mom: “It’s more important for boys to go to prep school, huh?” Mom listens. Barbara and Suzie go, too.
Years and years later. We all call Dad to chat regularly. Barbara and Suzie report that Dad often reports, with gravitas, “Tom called.” Like my call parted the Red Sea.
Retired attorney and investment management executive. I believe in life, liberty with accountability and the relentless pursuit of whimsy.