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I Remember: “Sumner! If I Die, Marry Miss McCourt!” (Another Raymond Family Story of 399 Words–399 Being the Number of Our House on Lafayette St. Way Back When. Caveat, As With Any Memoir, Every Story is Written at A Slant, Meaning It’s the Slant From Which I Saw It.)
And Sumner? Sumner! Listen to me. If I die, marry Miss McCourt. My family’s at the oak pedestal table the night before another of Mum’s operations. The nine of us have dug into meatloaf, mashed pot…