Week before last Martha prepared a fabulous chicken dinner to which I can’t remember the name of but hope she will remember when I attempt to request it again. Bob takes pictures for the local newspaper in their town and he told me before dinner Martha had mentioned that every time they have company over that he gets a call to go out just as everyone sits down to eat, he was thinking to possibly turn his phone off because he was planning to eat with us, about this time Martha called us to the table and at the same time, yep you guessed it his phone rang with a call for a picture opportunity that Bob reluctantly turned down stating that they had company and were getting ready to eat, this made Martha smile but watching Bob squirm in his chair like the little kid in kindergarten who waited too long to come in from recess, sitting and watching him rock back and forth caused Martha to look at him and with a smile and Martha said “If you want to take this call then it’s OK with me” to which Bob shot out of the house with his camera bag on his shoulder almost before she got the words out of her mouth. She got a call shortly after which we thought could be Bob possibly apologizing for leaving so fast but we all knew better, instead it was her brother and a conversation about eating chicken ensued and by the tone in Martha’s voice you could detect a typical Brother/Sister argument coming on, all of a sudden Martha said---
For those of you who don’t know Bob and Martha let me back up and fill you in, Bob is Cindy’s cousin that she grew up with and their adventures include a little story I told you all back in Horsing Around where she trusted him to ride her horse first, Martha and Bob got married a few months after we did and we have become close over the years even have had a couple Date Nights some of you will remember, Martha started
Martha and I have a good time poking fun at each other and the accent thing we throw back and forth pretty regular, Martha is Hispanic and knows a whole lot more about Mexican food and the language than I ever will but she jokes while patting her chest “I am white in here” a while back on Facebook she came across a quiz that will detect How Mexican you are, and she being of Hispanic heritage took the quiz knowing what the results would be but to her surprise she scored 24% Mexican, we were laughing and she challenged this non Hispanic Southern Boy to take the same quiz, I am game for a lot of things and jumped on the challenge, I answered all the questions honestly because I do love Mexican food but when it came to the questions in Spanish I winged it and answered the ones that just looked like they might match, my score was 100% Mexican, we still laugh about this and I had a lot of fun taking the quiz and giving her the results, I got a really good laugh when Martha said--
Oh this reminds me to get back to the story, we were eating dinner waiting for Bob to return and Martha was fussing with her Brother on the phone, yes I said fussing because in the South an argument is fussing and it ain’t fighting unless fists are thrown, so there is another Southernism for y’all to chaw on, oh yea Bob returned right in the middle of another conversation with Kathy his sister which involved Saudi Arabia, Parkas, Iraq, Birkenstock Shoes, and a whole slew of other things that we just kind of threw together to confuse the issue of what Martha was actually fussing with her brother about and how to bring up to Bob of what she had actually said to him, but all of you know how these Brother/Sister conversations go and things you say sometimes just slip out and speaking of slipping out Bob was now back and we really enjoyed the rest of our evening with the couple who we have really come to enjoy as Friends in spite of the fact that they are actually Family.