Tante Hilda

potluckA few months ago my uncle died, so myself and my four siblings went to his funeral. Yes, that is what Southerners do: when people die, we take off work and go to our fam’s funeral.

The only good thing about funerals, beside the church cooking, is you get to see people you haven’t seen in years. Now I see my siblings fairly frequently, as we all live within a couple of hours from each other, but some of my cousins I’ve not seen since I was a teenager. In other words: a LONG TIME AGO. It was good to see everybody, but…

…while my siblings and I were seated at a fancy country restaurant in Alexander City, Alabama,  talk turned – as it sometimes does in family reunions – to politics. In specific, all of my siblings were Bernie Sanders fans. As they’re going round table, extolling the virtues…

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