“Hi, Maga. It’s Abby.”

“Oh, Abby darling. It’s so good to hear your voice.”


“What did you do today.”

“I went to the movies.”


“The m-o-v-i-e-s.”

“The what?”

“The theater.”

“Oh! What was the production?”

“Little Women.”

“Little what?”

“Women. Females. By Louisa May Alcott.”

“Oh, yes. I know it. Was it a good play?”

“I really enjoyed the movie, yes.”

“Oh, it was a film?!”


“Did you go to work today?”

“Nope. I had the day off.”

“Oh, that’s how you were able to go to the movies today because you weren’t at work.”


“When are you coming to see me?”

“In March. For your birthday.”

“What day, please.”

“Sometime around your birthday. I don’t have the exact date yet.”

“My birthday is March 25th.”

“Yes! I know.”

“It’ll be fun. We’ll go to Cherry Hills and do some shopping and it’ll be good and all that.”

“I can’t wait to see you!”

“How much is it?” Maga asked.

Now it was my turn to ask for clarification. “Huh?”

“Until you come to see me.”

“It’s a couple of months away, unfortunately.”

“Well, if you can come any earlier, you’re always welcome.”

“Thank you! I hope to be able to visit sooner.”

We closed out the conversation with some repetitions of the word decade. It’s a big word and my voice is small, but working together, I was able to get the point across and we each wished each other a very happy new year!

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