V and I went to Aunt Charlotte's for lunch. It has been a very long time. I didn't see her last time I came and I didn't go to Uncle Vincent's funeral because it just wasn't feasible for me to travel then. It felt so good to see her. There are few women as classy as she. Over eighty and full of life, she learned how to mow her lawn and talks about Uncle Vincent a lot. There is always something to learn about her and from her. Today, for instance, I learned that she and Uncle Vincent were the first people in Mascoutah to own a color television.
"If Vincent were alive, I know he would say, 'Charlotte, you have to have to have this.'"