My wife has always been kind of a supreme know-it-all and smart ass. Bright, quick, articulate – all are/were descriptions of Marty. She was/is funny, irreverent and I believe put on this world, among other things, to keep me humble. She certainly has always done a wonderful job at that.
While I was on my recent sinning sabbatical in Las Vegas (good time, lost money, but fought them hard for it) my lovely daughter and her equally lovely significant other Lyle came to Waco to keep Marty company. Lyle is slowly becoming one of Marty’s favorites. He is not afraid of her; he talks to her like she is normal and is always and forever asking questions. Marty likes normal and likes to answer questions..
While they were here Lyle apparently became enthralled with collecting bottle caps from Diet Coke bottles. Diet coke is a subsistence beverage in the Kinard household so one could theoretically accumulate a bunch of these caps. Lyle was most interested in the codes and the come-ons in the caps, thinking there could be much bounty gained through the caps.
Right before Lyle and Erin were to leave for home Lyle couldn’t stand the suspense of not knowing what great stuff they were going to score by redeeming the bottle caps. All I heard was this part of the conversation as Lyle, obviously disappointed, hunkered over the computer:
Lyle: “We thought we were going to win all kinds of Coke clothes or free drinks and stuff:
Marty: “We didn’t think that – You thought that.”
That’s my baby, putting things right where they need to be.
The next day we were having lunch with Nikkie when Marty had another of her classic moments.
Nikkie says to Marty, “Matt really had blue eyes when he was a baby. He was really pretty, but he had a big head.”
Marty replies, “Yeah he did, it hurt… to give birth”….laughter of course, Marty intended it to be funny.