Callista Remembers Her Uncle

Callista Curnow


Remember Miriam's wedding, Uncle? Even the cousins were there, in from the farms. Yours was the only house big enough for all of us. The baker used two carts to bring all the bread and sweets! Two carts! Full to the brim. I blamed Bradley for stealing the icing blooms on top of the cake, but you were right, of course, it was me. How did you know? But didn't we look fine? So many of us then. (pause) And, remember when the streamers caught fire? They burned so fast! We all ran screaming. But not you, Uncle. Remember? You found each little fire, and put them all out, one by one. I thought you were the bravest man alive. We all did. Uncle Curnow. (cries)