Catherine Talley

is a writer. These stories are true.

Happy Birthday Emmanuel

Goldie told me that Emmanuel up and went to Amsterdam to celebrate his hundred and first birthday.
He took his girlfriend.
They say she is a younger woman, almost ten years younger. Ninety two.
And that they are sharing a room.
The neighbors can't stop talking.

Top Ramen is on Sale

He was very animated as he explained to her that if she bought more than two cases of Top Ramen the ceiling of the shopping warehouse would open up. He pointed to the exact location. And God would come down. He gestured to show her where he would alight. From his alarmed voice I did not get the impression that this would be a good thing.
But I couldn't hear the rest of the story. I was in a different line.

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