Archives for July 2007

An Invitation from the King

My great aunt Arlene loved to tell stories.  Most of them were complete fabrications, but I always enjoyed listening to her tell them, especially if her dentures inadvertently fell out in the process.  One time she tried to convince me that our family was somehow related to John Wilkes Booth.  Sure, it’s romantic to think I might be part Cherokee Indian (as another one of her stories goes), but being distant kin to the man […]