After much thought, I came up with a plan. I a way for Rich to meet my mother and win her over. In fact, I arranged it so my mother would want to cook a meal for him. I had some help from Auntie Suyuan. Auntie Su was my mothers friend from way back. They were very close, which meant they were tormenting each other with and secrets. And I gave Auntie Su a to boast about.
After walking through North beach one Sunday, I suggested to Rich that we stop by for a visit to my Auntie Sue and Uncle Canning. They lived on Leavenworth, just a few west of my mothers . It was late afternoon, just in time to catch Auntie Su preparing Sunday dinner.
Stay! Stay! she had insisted.
No, no. Its just that we were by, I said.
Already cooked for you. See? One soup, four . You dont eat it, only have to throw it away. !
How could we refuse? Three days later, Auntie Suyuan had a thank-you letter from Rich and me. Rich said it was the best Chinese food he has ever tasted, I wrote.
And the next day, my mother called me, to invite me to a belated birthday dinner for my father. My brother Vincent was bringing his girlfriend, Lum. I could bring a friend, too.
Sist oppdatert: 21.06.2012
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