Craziness and eccentricity is something I embrace with the openest of hearts. So I am delighted to hear, from my aunt today, this:
The laughter and cheerfulness is an inheritance of your greatgrandfather Oscar Horn. He usually looked very sophisticated, with a stiff collar, but at formal dinner tables he could disappear and return with a carefully arranged string of sausages around his neck.
I am extra delighted coz I always knew the maternal side of my family is completely barmy but this. Ah, it makes my heart swell with pride.
There is hope for me yet.