A month later, she
called again. It seemed the American businessman had lied to her; he
was actually a minister, a young preacher, on a leave of absence from
his church to explore Europe. He knew if he had told her the truth at
first it would have been all over. But he was a nice man so the marriage
was still on. But he had also told her if she ever got fat like her
mother he would divorce her. What a guy! His words reinforced a little
thought that I had on the subject of her eventually getting fat.
Anyway, she became the preachers wife, and settled in the United
States and had some lovely children. I am left with a nice memory.