Tarah and I visited via phone this afternoon; it's the first time we've talked since the day after her wedding. She told me about her and John's China honeymoon (seeing the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, sailing through the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River before those areas flood behind the Three Gorges Dam), enthused about the wedding photos she's about to get from both me and the professional photographer, and told me this:
When she visited her parents recently, they told her there was a message for her on their answering machine. She noticed there were six messages saved. Five of them were from me, from the last two months. She said her folks were so glad to get messages that weren't from soliciters or telemarketers that they saved them! Plus it had an amusing cumulative effect, for Tarah to listen to all of them at once.