"It is important," says Enid over the phone offering no further details.
"Hello mother," says Larry as he greets her later that afternoon and waits for an explanation.
Her blue eyes sparkle with mischief as she stares at her 60-year-old son.
"Chuck and I are getting married next week."
Larry ponders on the 25-year age gap.
"I would like you to give me away."
"What would father say," he asks as he glances at the brass urn on the mantle.
"Get a shave and a haircut."