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You were good. A crook, a hero, a fool, a nutcase. Don’t I keep saying? Get a regular job, stay out of stocks, put your money in real estate, and pick up some decent tomatoes, will you, I’ll wait in the car. ” I was giving him a tour of Hancock Park. He’d come to stay with us for a few days maybe six miles to the east, where we still live in the hills just west of Dodger Stadium. Back then, before the gentriﬁcation of Echo Park, there was seldom a Saturday night when we didn’t fall asleep to salsa and Mariachi rhythms and a symphony of howling dogs.
And the truth was, I was ﬂattered, pleased that he was comfortable enough with us to stay for a few days, to let me cook for him, make his bed, wash his clothes. I was appalled at his helplessness but eager to wait on him, this stranger, who left the bedclothes in a heap, smeared the shaving cream across the counter, missed the bowl when he peed. This was my opportunity to prove myself a good and capable daughter. But could it be he believed he wasn’t company? I tried not to The House with the Gate | frown, explaining that guests or no, we were squished in our house.
I never drink milk. I’m the lead in the play! Look, I have a retainer. No, I don’t smoke cigarettes. Do you like my hair? I got asked to the prom! Did you see me on IK? Tell me, Dad, what do you think about Nixon, Reagan, Clinton, the Unabomber, earthquakes, the house market, the job market, the farmer’s market? =>B: Good news, Dine. Good for you. Sorry about that. Glad to hear that. Good. Good. Looks good. Good. Saw that show. You were good. A crook, a hero, a fool, a nutcase. Don’t I keep saying?