Martin did not want to meet Sylvia’s family. He said he did, and even agreed several times to drive them both to her parents’ house, but something always came up to prevent them from going together, so that in the end Sylvia had to make the hundred-mile drive herself to see her family, and tell Martin all about it afterward while he watched TV.
Still, Sylvia believed Martin when he said he wanted to meet her family someday. She also believed him when he said he wanted to marry her. She had known Martin for eighteen months and had been in love with him for nearly ten, and so she did not really want to believe otherwise.