Peter J. Mahon
March 9th, 2017
FORKS IN THE ROAD
Although she has established herself as an independent young woman, our other bookend, Victoria, is not that interested in completely striking out on her own just yet. Vicky does share one trait with her sister Amy in that she too believes in the laundry fairy but whereas her sister Amy has eschewed the idea of vehicle ownership ("What for, the bus, train and Uber take me anywhere I want to go!"), Vicky loves to travel and the idea that she can pack up her car and go anywhere on a moment's notice as long as the GPS system in working is her idea of heaven on earth. Working two jobs, she owns her own car and has assumed the responsibilities that come with that - insurance, fuel, maintenance, etc. Vicky and her girlfriend left last week for a 2 week trip to Ireland. Landing in Dublin they visited the St. James Gate Guinness Brewery and Trinity College, and then, staying overnight at various hostels, they worked their way north up the M1 to Belfast where they are taking a ferry across to Scotland. So far so good - no international incidents!
Grace and I are proud of both our girls as they are young, bright, possessed with great work ethics and, most importantly, they are both imbued with a solid dose of common sense sorely lacking in my younger years. Our advice to both of them was simple, go forth and enjoy the adventure of life, keep your cell phone charged at all times and remember our front door and the laundry fairy will always welcome you home!
Broad Channel, why would anyone want to live anywhere else?