A Glass of Wine....

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The old, old lady looks at the cards
and the balloons
and the banners.
'I didn't know I was 100,' she said.
Her family laugh
and assure her that she is.
'Look,' they say,
'Here is a telegram from the Queen!'
Then she has a glass of wine.
Her first one, ever.
Her granddaughter reflects on this.
'No one will be able to say that about me,
when I'm 100,'
she thinks, with amusement.
And is suddenly, inexplicably, sad.

Created: Nov 21, 2010

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