In this little story, all names are changed to protect the guilty.
Long long ago, in a place far far away, there was a young (or not so young) couple
struggling to make ends meet and keep a roof over their heads.
They had two beautiful children, both of whom adored their daddy, and would do anything he told them.
With all the struggling, sometimes words were spoken, better left unsaid.
After one of those days when the wife had all she could take,
trying to fix meals, get the laundry under control, and
whatever else was on the agenda, someone asked for
something that wasn't easy to do. She doesn't remember
the exact thing, all she remembers is that she said
Handsome daddy whispered something to the beautiful children,
and shortly something not so beautiful came out of their mouths.
The beautiful mommy looked at her offspring with shock and
dismay, and decided to teach all 3 a lesson they wouldn't soon forget.
She looked at the 3 people she loved most in the world, and said,
"From now on, when you address me, you will call me Old Witch, that is my new name,
I won't answer to anything else, until further notice".
For the next two weeks she stuck to her ultimatum and
from that day forward, no one has called her a witch to her face.
Now, behind her back, that is probably another story,
but we won't discuss that one right now.