Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Festive Greetings

Ailz wrote the Christmas cards. I stuck the stamps on the envelopes.

We send cards to my mother's dwindling circle of relatives and acquaintances to let them know she's still alive. We send to Ailz's ex-husband and my ex-wife. We send to my mother-in-law's neighbours for being so good to her when she was in terminal decline. We don't send to Ailz's relatives.

"You've addressed this one to Mr and Mrs," I say. "And he's dead."

"No-one updated the list," she says.

"My mother would have done it once," I say, "But not any more..."
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