Mom and the lovely neighbor gasp as Lyn just lets that fragment hang.
"I have a penny and if I had a wine bottle..." she expanded after a bit. Mom hates the mid-sentence stop and tries to prompt more out of her. In this instance, she asked why Lyn needed a wine bottle.
"Well, I have pennies." she says leaving Mom to fill in the blanks. Mom asked if she would use it for a bank. "Yes! Of course!" Now we're getting somewhere.
"You know all the bottles you have at home? I could use one." Mom pointed out that they were unopened and full of wine. "Yes, but when the kids come and my sister empties them, I could use one."
Apparently, I have a reputation to live up to and a wine tasting to oversee while there in August. I'll happily do that, but I'm going to send Lyn a milk bottle that I have because the opening of a wine bottle is actually too small to allow a penny through.
|Testing Lyn's theory on wine bottles and pennies.|