We weren’t to tell him. That was completely clear. She showed us the video – Charlie singing “Duetto buffo di due gatti” with his friend Kyle. So when we later gathered around the table, and Charlie said, “Meow!” to Kathleen, the rest of us dissolved into hooting. The poor man wondered at this crazy family he would marry into.
NOTE: In case you’d like to see the silly video: watch it here. Charlie is the thin fellow on the left.
This happened on the his first visit to our home, and his first meeting of his future in-laws, Stan and Pam. Trial by fire and laughter.