The doctor wrapped the balloon cuff around my arm, slipped two fingers under it, and pumped it up. As he did, he asked me, How are the kids, Jimmy?
Oh, theyre good, I said. Cassandra is at the top of her class and... Gort stopped squeezing the blood pressure pump and tilted his big, earless head at me. Oh yeah, I thought. I forgot you cant hear me.
Its okay, I heard him respond, though his mouth never opened.
I was saying, Cassandra is at the top of her class now, and Peter was just named starting center on the JV basketball team.
Center, huh? He must be pretty tall. By your standards, anyway.
Yeah, hes 6 foot 1 already