Friday, May 30, 2008

Who IS that guy?

There's always that one guest at all family gatherings, the guy you can't place. You've seen him at every family function since you were three years old, but you never get the same answer when you ask other family members who the man is. One uncle says he used to date your godmother when she was in High School, another one says he's from Italy, and an older cousin claims he used to deliver chickens at a poultry farm. One family friend said he was an Israeli-born Greek. You never remember his name, and you've both been trading the same clumsy greeting for decades. Then you stand there uncomfortably, until you can slip away.

Sound familiar?

2 comments:

Kimberly M. Zamlich said...

I don't think I've ever experienced the scenerio you painted, but the drawing is gorgeous, V. What a great feel for the pencil you have-as well as the brush.

Were you drafted?

Kimzam

Vince M. said...

Never drafted, my lottery number was 108, and they stopped the draft at 102. It's the only lottery I ever won.

Thanks for the kind words, Kimzam.