following in my mothers’ footsteps

My best friend, RAL, is still freaking out that I am trying to go to Iran. She’s convinced Bush will bomb in less than 60 days. It’s true that if G.W. Bush is set on hastening a worldwide conflagration that might simulate the biblical end times this would be a way to do it. What a wager that is, eh? I think he’s too rational for that, despite his version of megalomania. We’ll see?
My mom told me last night she wasn’t going to say anything about it. She had already told me that during her global travels she’d had the opportunity and chosen not to go to Iran (in the late ’50’s), deeming it too dangerous. Last night, however, she told me she did go to Jerusalem “between the two wars” – after WWII and the Six-Day War. My grandmother also was bold during her teens, driving from Illinois to California with a couple of girlfriends one summer, at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties.
Granted, I’m a bit older than my teens – although some friends still dispute my developmental age. ­čÖé

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