Betty Flagg phones her parents with the good news."Mom! Bob is home! He's okay - just a little tired."
"Oh my dear, how wonderful!" says Mrs. Drapeau. "Where has he been all this time.
Betty explains, "Bob had amnesia and his sister Felicia found him in California. When he saw her his memory came back and he came home as fast as he could. Patsy and I are so happy."
"I am so glad dear." says Mrs Drapeau. But she feels something is not right.
As soon as she gets off the phone she tells her husband. "Dabney, we must go to Betty's immediately. Bob's come back and he says he had amnesia."
"Dorothy," says Mr. Drapeau, "Why don't you let the kids have some time alone. Bob's been gone a while. They could probably use some privacy. Call Betty back and tell her we will take Patsy for a few days."
"No, Dabney. We must go to Betty right away. People don't get amnesia in this day and age. Something fishy is going on. Hurry up and pack."
Next Betty calls her sister Bridget and tells her the story.
Bridget tells Betty how wonderful it is, but she is suspicious too.
She can hardly wait to get off the phone so she can pack up her three kids and hubby Bill Banner and go to her sister.
"Mom!" she says. "Bob's home. You can't imagine how surprised I was to run into him the last time I was in San Francisco. He disappeared because he had amnesia."
"Okay Mom. We'll see you there. Philip and the twins and I are driving up there in the morning."
"Did you hear that Freddie?" Fern says to her brother. "We are going to see cousin Patsy. I wonder what trouble she'll get us into this time. I can't wait."
"Hello," says Debbie.
"Hello dear, this is your Aunt Flavia. How are things there in your Dream House?"
"Everything is fine here Aunt Flavia. How are you?"
"I have good news, dear. Bob is home. The family is going to Bob and Betty's to visit him. Why don't you join us there?"
"I would love to Aunt Flavia. I'll take the train up tomorrow."
I wonder if anyone remembered to let Bob and Betty know that company was coming. It looks like the Flagg house is going to be pretty crowded. Stay tuned.
P.S. On my travels with Daphne I picked up a bag containing 11 Flagg dolls at one of the antique markets. All were dirty, some were damaged, and all but two were missing their clothes. I have had some fun cleaning, restoring and finding or making clothes for the family. I still need to get some paint for rubbed hair and shoes, but all are dressed now and ready for a family reunion.