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By: ycd0108 , 2:57 AM GMT on November 16, 2011
My favourite Paraprosdokian was not on the list.
Mom worked as a psyche nurse in Hamilton, On. as WW11 was gearing up. Dad was there for Radar Tech School when his brother who I am named after was killed in training in Britain - maybe '42. They were from the same small B.C. town but she had a boyfriend who went to fly over there and never came back about the same time.
For a comparison: I graduated in that town in 1965 with 41 others. 39 boys from that town did not return from that conflict starting in '39.
Mom had been good friends with Dad's younger brother so I guess they had lots to talk about when the news came. They were soon married and Dad went off for four years. Older twins showed up so Mom went back to the hometown and stayed with his parents (actually Grandpa did not survive the loss of my uncle for long).
The Point: Oh yes - Mom worked in the psyche Ward there and one night shift an inmate came to her and asked for a cigarret. Though both of them knew Mom smoked at that time Mom stated that she had no cigarrettes - the lady who asked was prone to swallowing lit cigarrets and staff were forbidden to give them to her.
The lady's comeback line became a family ikon:
"I always did like Liers. You, however, suit me too well!"
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