"Really? Where to?"
I told my mother I was going to a wine tasting party at a friend's house. It's for charity, Ma - it's gonna raise money for leukemia.
"Oh, sure - leukemia! But no one cares about us lung cancer people. No telethons! No ribbons!" She laughed and I could hear her light another cigarette. Then we joked about sneaking her onto the "Make-a-Wish" Foundation's list.
I'm going back on October 8th to see her.