Over the weekend, we had a wonderful visit with Cuppa’s nephew, Ben, and his significant other, Mary. We call them BenMar for short. The trouble with calling them BenMar, however, is that I never know whether I should use the singular or plural. Should it be BenMar is coming for a visit or BenMar are coming for a visit? Do you see my problem?
Whether BenMar should be referred to as a singular unit or as two people, it/they are an extremely lovely pair of youth. They don’t even seem to mind spending time with their ancient aunt and uncle. Strange that.
So, it was that we looked forward to BenMar’s visit … and now look back with some pleasure.
They were with us for one day and two nights, and after Ben spent much time helping Cuppa set up her new iPad, we decided to show it/them some of the local sights. We have several nearby destinations where we can take our guests for a brief outing. Although BenMar has/have visited before, it/they had not been to Pakenham, so off we went.
When in Pakenham, one must stop at the historic general store to purchase cinnamon buns if nothing else. It really does look like an old fashioned general store inside.
How nice for the younguns to take the time to visit the olduns like that. We look forward to BenMar’s next visit whether it be in the singular or plural.