Later that afternoon John Sr. sees Johnny heading into the barn. “Johnny, your mother and sister are planning a trip back east. They’ll be leaving tomorrow. Wait another day before you do the hit. I don’t want your mother wondering why you aren’t around so early in the morning when she is leaving.”
“Who’s going to cook for us?” Said in the same manner his father did.
“Your brother Matt will be cooking. She has it all worked out with him. He is taking them to the stage.”
“How long are they going to be gone? I mean, she’s never done this before.”
“Some day you’ll learn that women can come up with the strangest ideas, son.”Johnny turns and heads out to find Lester and tell him to instruct the boys they would be going out a day later.