There was a waning gibbous moon tonight, so you can't even blame it on a full moon. I don't know what to blame it on, actually. But something aligned in the cosmos today to bring out the crazy in my family. In waves.
I'm not sure if this really came from Dad, but it doesn't matter. On reflection, I've decided this was meant to be hateful because you know full well that all but one of us are Democrats. I would never in a million years consider sending such a venomous anti-Republican message to you. Rather than allow you to continue to subject me to this sort of nastiness, I am now blocking your email address. But I hope you will ponder the hypocrisy of calling yourself a Christian while denouncing the "socialist" values espoused by Jesus.
I set my email filter to send anything further from her directly to the trash file, shook the dust off my sandals and walked away. The man I knew was already disappearing when I saw him more than a year ago and his wife was openly vicious to me after I'd driven the 7 hour round trip to take him out to lunch on Father's Day. He and I made our peace years ago, and I sincerely doubt he has the wherewithal or the animosity to direct her to send that email.