So, this happened:
Expat and Finnigan: Warmest of friends over coffee, deadliest of enemies on the croquet…field? Court? Mallet zone?
I can report with total candor that Our Friend Ellen is perfectly charming and dazzled three generations of my family. Word on the street is that Athens, Georgia is all the richer for her having moved there. Feels like we have planted the seeds of Gerasene 2013.