L'amea made intros and told me that "Douglas is quite the oldest thing on the block--"
"Yes indeed," Douglas said, fanned himself, laughed.
"Tell him how old you are, honey."
"Oh, I don't know, a thousand years maybe, they hadn't come up with calendars yet, and all I know is, you white people hadn't showed up, thanks be to heaven, and you are so loud, and it was so peaceful back then."
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