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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Grandmother, parts 2340 - 2343

 2340.  He will get it into his head that New York is big and important and that our little village is of no account. There is hardly any way to keep this tragedy from happening. That is why the thing you have to do as soon as possible is to destroy all of those papers you have pertaining to his birth. 


 2341. I am talking about his birth certificate. Get all of that stuff together and burn it, before it is too late. He has not yet realized that he needs identification to go to New York, and without it he will have to be content to stay right here at home.


 2342. As was Grandmother’s habit from years of listening to the voice in her head, she began to follow the instructions she had been given, but she was interrupted by a second voice which contradicted the first.


2343. This did not bother her in the least, because she was used to God changing his mind, sometimes in mid sentence, and she knew that it was always necessary to let her voice finish speaking, because the conclusion could be something completely unexpected. She stood in the middle of the kitchen, just to the left of her kitchen table holding a cigar box in her hands, and waited to be told exactly what she should do.

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