Rita M. Weep

A One Big Happy that appeared in my feed yesterday, though it’s dated 3/2:

I’m enormously fond of Ruthie’s  attempts to find meaning in expressions that were unfamiliar to her when she first (mis)heard them, as here. She’d heard “read ’em and weep” used at a triumphant moment in playing poker, and clearly interpreted the beginning as the name Rita, but she isn’t entirely sure what the rest was, though she makes a try at M. Weep. (I think Rita M. Weep would be a fine character to weave a fantasy around. Maybe she’s the famous “lovely Rita, meter maid”.)

I note that the kids have picked up a good bit of poker talk. Trip jacks for “three jacks” is especially nice.

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