Continuing my “blog hopping” delight, here is the 3rd excerpt from Boomerang. This one is from Chapter 8 when Bill’s mother admonishes him for making a fool of himself.
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Bill’s parents had always liked Mary Jo. His father had died 10 years before and left his widow very well off financially. She was 85 now and told her son what a jackass she thought he was being. Muriel and Tom Danson had owned apartment buildings all over Los Angeles, and after Tom’s death, Muriel liquidated and invested the proceeds wisely. Her investments grew into quite a nest egg. She was a millionaire many times over.
“For God’s sake, Bill, you’re 62 years old, and you’re being seen around town with a child!,” Muriel screamed into the phone. “There’s no fool like an old fool.”
“Okay, Mother. I’m sorry you don’t approve, but as you point out so genteelly,” he said sarcastically, “I’m not a child and am certainly capable of making my own decisions. I know how much you love Mary Jo, but people change, Mother. Mary Jo and I grew apart.”