This morning I fly from New York to St. Louis, where I’ll pick up a rental car and meet a friend for lunch, then drive south from there to Smalltown, U.S.A. My brother and his wife are hosting a weekend reunion of the surviving members of my late mother’s side of the family—the first one we’ve had in many, many years. I return to New York on Monday.
I expect to have something to say in due course about what happens in between, but for now the main thing is to get there, preferably in one piece. What with one thing and another, it’ll be an all-day trip, so wish me luck and watch this space for further details.
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The Statler Brothers sing “Carry Me Back” on The Statler Brothers Show in 1991: