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November 15, 2002
Today is my mother-in-law’s birthday, so this is for her. (She reads these, so I have to be careful.)

I’m not a crossword fanatic, but I enjoy doing them, especially whenever I’m in WA (I like the local daily crossword). My first Christmas at my in-laws house, I woke up and automatically searched through the paper for the crossword and reflexively filled it out. Later, I noticed the previous day’s crossword being finished by my mother-in-law. I realized she also liked crosswords.

She didn’t say a cross word to me, and I realized then I’d been accepted into the family.