ropic of Cancer




Pastel Buildings

What and where is this? The title above, Tropic of Cancer, could be a good hint, or it could completely mislead you, so here is a bit of a hint: It is a place that we saw just a few weeks before we wrote this page. Do you know were we are now? Then work back. Or, even better, where are we now?


Three sisters, ages 92, 94, and 96 live in a house together. One night the 96 year old draws a bath. She puts one foot in and pauses. She yells down the stairs, "Was I getting in or out of the bath?" The 94 year old yells back, "I don't know. I'll come up and see." She starts up the stairs and pauses. Then, she yells, "Was I going up the stairs or down?" The 92 year old is sitting at the kitchen table having tea, listening to her sisters. She shakes her head and says, "I sure hope I never get that forgetful." She knocks on wood for good measure. She then yells, "I'll come up and help both of you as soon as I see who's at the door."

November 20, 2003