Since his retirement from the State Department, Uncle Leon's health hasn't been too good. It might have something to do with those three years he spent in Chernobyl. The kids are afraid of him. They say he crackles. We're all scared of Aunt Effie. She worked thirty two years for the Department of Motor Vehicles and grew a tough hide and a barbed tongue. She knows how to throw her ample girth around. I hope their Airstream Conestoga doesn't stay parked in our driveway all summer long again like it did in '02.