This past weekend we had not only Chris’ brother and his kids from Chicago visiting, but Chris’ younger sister and her husband also came to visit and stayed over.
I find Chris’ sister and her husband a little funny these days. You see, back when Chris first moved to Toronto his brother in law (before he married Chris’ sister of course) was his college roommate. In fact, that’s how they first met and became close friends.
Chris’ sister used to come to Toronto regularly to have fun in the big city and we’d all get together and have a good time. Eventually Chris moved in with me and his sister got together with his roommate. Chris and I and his brother in law were all in the jewelry trade together, so even once we paired off into couples we still got together quite a bit since the jewelry industry is a close knit trade that’s very family like.
Now, Chris’ sister and her husband live in a small town southern Ontario. They’ve lived out that way for years. I think they’ve lived in a small town for too long though because they are now afraid of Toronto.
Chris sister told me no less than five times how many missing women there currently were in Toronto. She was wrong too, some of her tally were missing from other areas of the province. They were afraid of the crowds at the Taste of the Danforth, afraid of different cultures – we have a large Muslim population in our area, and just plain small minded.
I have no idea what happened to this pair to make them so afraid. They were true big city lovers no more than a decade ago. What changed in their lives to make them so closed off?
We all still have a good time when we get together, but my how they’ve changed!