Monthly Archives: August 2010

Losing Bob


“But Americans don’t really eat porridge, do we?” I queried.   “I mean, I’m sure we eat something like it.  I don’t know, oatmeal or Cream of Wheat.”

It was an odd recommendation, and it wasn’t the first.  The day before, Bob had suggested that we pay a visit to the cobbler to mend his shoes.

I was losing him.   Before my very eyes, Bob was becoming an 18th century English peasant.