A little background. My mom is Slovenian (formerly a part of Yugoslavia, they split off with only minor fighting in 1991 before all hell borke loose with Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo) and my dad is from Jordan. They met when my dad was going to school in Jordan. They got married and emigrated to Canada when I was 2. My mom had a younger brother and sister, who had never visited Canada. My grandmother visited Canada several times over the years before her death last year. My dad has ten brothers and sisters, several of whom live in Canada and the US.
Anyway a couple of weeks ago my mom’s brother visited Canada for the first time. A couple of days ago I was talking to my mom on the phone and she told me a story I thought I would never hear. Last week my parents took him to Toronto and they took a tour of the Skydome. While they were there my uncle saw that The Rolling Stones would be there this week. He really wanted to go see them so my mom got tickets and they saww them on Monday night. My 61 year old mom went to see the stones! with her mid-fifties brother! I sa the stones in Toronto in 1989, but I never thought I would see my mother going to a stones concert. Let’s just say my parents don’t like rock music. The funny thing is she said all the people there were old. That makes sense since the stones are all in their 60’s now and with the price of tickets these days what young people could afford to go to a stones concert. Needless to say my mother didn’t like it (too loud!) but I my uncle did.