Is it because Marash Girl has been "under the weather" too long that she is remembering her high school graduation where the honored guest speaker, Senator Leverett Saltonstall, lurching to the podium, began his talk to the seniors and their parents:
"Three quarts an hour ago . . ."
Marash Girl's father, Peter, never tired of telling that story!
And while we're on the subject, was it a slip of the tongue or deliberate when Marash Boy, confronting a particularly sticky problem, comforted Marash Girl by commenting, "One sip at a time." (One step at a time!)