Ima gives her presents to my friends. One formal striped phanek each for the women and a woolen shawl for Les. I give Little Flower School notebooks from my grade school – hee hee - since they have taken to calling me Little Flower. Is that La Fiorella as in Da Mayor, I wonder?
Aside: When I went to buy these books it went something like this:
Hottie Salesman: What subject notebooks do you want?
Hottie Salesman: Arithmetic? Handwriting? What class?
Hottie Salesman: What class?
Me: Any class.
Hottie Salesman: I mean, how old is the kid?
Me: It’s for me.
Much laughter. Should I have been embarrassed?