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Nobody Ever Tells Me Anything

Doc was a teacher from 1967 to 2010. (Sigh)

Interesting words - Rebecca West
More often Aunt Lily talked. In her world silence was suspect. With us it was taken for granted that a person who did not speak was thinking, or needed to rest, or, quite simply, had nothing to say at the moment; but to her such a person must either be sad (in which case he was described as "moping") or nourishing some resentment. In both cases it was the duty of the well-intentioned to distract the affected person by a flow of cheerful conversation, and Aunt Lily was above all dutiful.
Rebecca West