They say that Scots are crazy. Now, many folk say that, but I have that on the best authority—my own mother. She would say it often, with a laugh or a grin, even though she herself was a Scot, from the Isle of Skye.

Caitrion MacDonald—Ma—had the red hair and blue eyes of the MacDonald clan. "Not just any MacDonald clan, Archie," she would say, "but . . .

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