M is the widow of the Old Man’s elder brother number 2. She lives in Shoreville, and claims to be in her mid-eighties though the Old Man thinks she is trimming a couple of years off her age. [I’m not so sure about that.]
M had phoned the Old Man and told him she had mislaid cousin Z’s address. At the request of the Old Man, I phoned M to tell her the address.
M’s daughter, my cousin L, answered the phone. I haven’t met or spoken with L since her father’s funeral in the early 1990s, and I didn’t realise it was her because she sounded no more than 25. She is 45.
[Original posting 30 December 2009]