"Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at." Goethe.
My mother disliked sarcasm and mimicry....and it's taken me many years to learn to appreciate that kind of humor (when it is positive and truly funny). Yet she loved practical jokes (which I've never learned to like!). To this day, I feel guilty about John Ford and I 'fooling' our trusting little 5 y.o. boy....giving him a spoonful of vegemite (the yeasty black stuff that Australians and British folks eat like peanut butter, albeit spread more thinly ....) and pretending that it was thick chocolate sauce. Oh, the look on his face!!! Of course, Taylor will tell the tale with gusto and grins....but I still think I chipped a bit at my character that day. Does anyone else feel haunted by such seemingly silly memories?!! - Beth Almond Ford