Yes! I won a little money playing slots in Tunica at the Sheraton and then I went shopping and spent it all. That’s what illicitly-acquired money is for! Auntie Linda and I had a blast. I ate everything I could put on my plate at the Super Buffet For Anxious Gamblers and there wasn’t a chocolate truffle left in sight! I also drank a lot of “free” booze. I prefer beer at the casinos, because they can’t water those down to nothing, but I did splurge on a strawberry daquiri, complete with whipped cream on top. I think I tasted a little rum in it. I was slurping the bottom of the glass, too, but no one heard it over the sounds of the slot machines and craps tables.
While Auntie and I were playing, we visited with all the other gamblin’ gals sitting nearby and at one point Auntie asked me if I had a twenty dollar bill. She’d cashed out her machine and didn’t have any small bills, so I handed her a twenty. The woman sitting next to me said, “You two must be sisters or best friends.” Auntie replied, “Actually, she’s my daughter, but my sister gave birth to her when I was eleven and raised her for me and gave her back when we were both grown up. Now I get to enjoy her!” That’s exactly right. Now we’re best friends and sisters and aunt and niece all rolled into one. I’m so lucky to have her!