We were talking about people in our family today and Sam started naming them.
When he got to the end he finished off . . . "And Barbara and Johnny!"
Steve said, "What about Catherine and Richard?"
Sam said, "huh?"
Steve said, "Where are they?" [they've been living in Philadelphia for the last year or so]
Sam said, "Oh, yeah." [shrug] "They're dead."
Steve and I looked at each other in a disturbed silence.
Then we laughed.
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