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Wind in White Birch
Apparently Jonah Big Deer`s charm was not limited to thirty-something divorced mothers. It also swept women in their eighties and nineties off their feet. He was like champagne and glittery presents on Christmas. Pity I hadn`t found him naked under my tree.
All kidding aside, I was very pleased to see Jonah doing so well with the old gals. His confident yet humble manner had even taken some of the pinched distrust away from my grandmother`s thickly colored lips. He was pleasantly flirtatious with those who would play along like my aunts Mary and Jo-Jo. With the other three less giggly Zajac sisters, he was polite deference and respectable good grace. At the moment he was engaged in a lengthy discussion with Aunt Elizabeth.
“He seems nice enough,” I heard my grandmother say. I buried the ‘No Shit!’ smile that wanted to break free before turning to look at her.
“He`s a very nice man,” I said. She patted her hair, although it was just an affectation. There was enough Aqua-Net on the mound of red curls to hold the beehive in place during a hurricane. Honestly. I saw it happen once on vacation.
“He needs to cut his hair,” she said. The statement didn’t surprise me.
“Lots of Native American men have long hair,” I pointed out. She sucked on that like statement as if it were a lemon drop. “I think it`s sexy,” I added just to be that way. Her nostrils flattened.
“You thought Rhick`s hair was sexy too, and look where that got you!” the woman snapped, spun around as neatly as possible given her rather low center of gravity and artificial hip, then stalked to the food table for another halupki.
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