At breakfast this morning Piper announced that she’d be honeymooning in California. We’re used to declarations like this daily. We take them seriously and always play along. You might wonder where this one came from; we know Piper well enough not to ask. Why ask why? is our motto.
“Hmm,” I said, sipping coffee, “how will you get there?”
“Like horse drawn carriage?” I asked. “That will take awhile.”
“Then I’ll go to Paris,” Piper said.
“You can’t go to Paris by horse drawn carriage, P,” Sissy informed her. “Unless, of course, your horses can swim.” I think she snorted then at her own joke.
“You could ride your horse drawn carriage onto a ship and take that to Paris,” Daddy offered. He never wants to crush Piper’s dreams.
“Can I take a ship to California?” P asked.
We all looked at each other. “Yes,” I nodded, “you can, I suppose. It will take a long time because you’ll have to go through the Panama Canal or the Northwest Passage. Or you can take a boat and carry it across the Rockies.”
“Who are you going to marry, anyway?” Sissy asked.
Piper shrugged. “I haven’t worked out that detail yet.”
Truly a minor detail – why let it stop the dream?
Exactly. Details schmetails.
Oh no! I thought Augie and P were getting married. Relationships these days. They never last!
I think there’s still plenty of hope for Augie and P. Maybe they’re just taking some time apart. You know…absence makes the heart grow fonder.
When Piper gets here, she is welcome to stay with me!
She’d love that, Nora. I’m not sure where she gets her California dreams but they seem to be sticking.