Relatives 

I am on vacation visiting elderly and near elderly relatives. I have been listening intently to their manner of speech. It is delightful and familiar while also strange. 

I overheard the following snippet during lunch today and did the ink sketches (my first) after lunch while they were resting. 

  

My 84 year old relative says, “so and so’s mother is 102. That lady walks and runs.” 

  

I was sitting across the table from them and my face must have looked surprised. Her 62 year old daughter looked at me and said, “Well, she walks really fast.” 

  

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