Last week my elder grandchild and her boyfriend dropped by unexpectedly from Oregon and we had a great two or three hour chat, mostly about poetry and literature. We had a great time.
Sometime during the afternoon, i must have mentioned an incident during the Kerry v. Bush campaign when i made a stupid comment which caused a strain/break in the relationship with her (granddaughter's) paternat grandparents.
Today I got a sympathy card from said grandparents! My response to the card may be a perfect opportunity to begin to try to make amends. Wish me luck.