Mo's mother is so continually behind in her reading that she carries an ever-expanding sack of old newspapers. Not only does she never catch up, but with each passing day, she falls further behind, prompting some weird time-space continuum moments and great fodder for teasing.
"Shhhhhh. Don't tell Clem that 'Falcon Crest' went off the air." "How are you preparing for Y2k?" "I dunno why, but something tells me this whippersnapper Ronald Reagan has a shot at the White House."
Well, hardy har har. Suddenly, I can relate, as time becomes an ever-shrinking commodity and it takes me until midnight to complete a month-old collage on Easter. At this rate, I'll be putting the finishing touches on my "Sister and Mom Come to Town" video by Columbus Day.