Then she asked Laura, “you don’ta think that you and Frankie too young to get married?”
Laura was stunned as they had talked about marriage, yet never discussed when or that it would be mentioned on the 1st visit to the parents.
“We’re maybe a little young now, but in a few years after we both have worked and saved some money that’s the plan” Laura responded.
“You plan on a staying home after the bambino’s come? Or you work and I have to taka care of dem”?
That was the last draw, Laura got up and went to the bathroom and cried her eyes out and the worse part Frank never even knocked on the door to check up on her.
It seemed like forever before she came out, and there was a look of satisfaction on the woman’s face, as she made Laura cry!
“and Frank never said a fuckin’ word” I asked
“he never even apologized in the car for his mother’s behaviour”.
Laura continued with the story as we both lit another cigarette.
After every mouthful of food was taken, she would say how this was her son’s favourite and that how it would be difficult to cook how she cooked. Young women didn’t care as much as her generation about cooking and making their husbands happy.
“Did ya say something after those remarks?”
“I couldn’t, I was afraid I’d burst into tears again”
And so this is how it began, how the in law that she would never call mom, had already won and over the years she would pull punches like this all the time.
Stay tuned for part 4
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