Saturday, 23 May 2009

Cake Break

Yes, I'm still around. I'm trying to write a letter to my aunt. She sent me a very sweet letter about three months ago, "explaining" why my father never got in touch with me. Turns out my old man was fibbing again, this time about my mother, but I can't really say this to a woman who has now lost both of her siblings and is worried about her own husband's ill health.

So I'm struggling with a diplomatic letter that doesn't go into to my father's prevarications. This is taking some time, so for those of you who are Cake Wreck fans (I know I am!), here's a link to a clever (and mostly grammatically correct) quiz from another Cake Wrecks fan . I'm a Drunken Plaid Cake which is about right, although the Steak Cake comes quite close...

4 comments:

Ann oDyne said...

Is there a Crab Cake?

Good Luck with the letter, and I commend your tact and kindness.

Jane Henry said...

Hey, I'm Drunk Plaid Cake too. (Did you want to be a dragon and write fantasy as well?)

Very best of luck with the letter. Ouch. What a thing to have to do.xx

Persephone said...

I've written her a long missive, complete with photographs, of my happier memories of my father, although I couldn't resist a passing reference to the first time my father dumped my mum in favour of a nurse named Margaret. I referred to it as "Dad running away to Boston", but she might still take umbrage. (Good thing I didn't mention the embezzlement; she wouldn't believe that either.) She's sending me printed out sermons about forgiveness and "seeing the best in people". I'm trying not to gag, because I know she means well.

Jane Henry said...

Persephone, not on nearly the same scale I know, but I had an aunt who ran off with her second cousin, committing bigamy at 60+ (to our hilarity as teenagers!). Said aunt went slightly bonkers and treated my dad abysmally. Then overcome with grief when he died (still couldn't make it to his funeral though, having missed both elder brothers' funerals which my dad had to sort). I just couldn't forgive her for the pain she caused him on all sorts of occasions. When she died my sis needed money to fly out to the US to go to her funeral and I wouldn't lend it to her. Caused minor rift in family, but I just couldn't do it. Sometimes forgiving just ain't that simple.
(Time has healed it a little, but I'm not sure I'll ever be able to forgive her properly.)