An email exchange with my brother

In case you don’t know us well enough, there are a few things to keep in mind while reading this email exchange between myself and my brother. (Email addresses removed)
1. He was leaving for 2 weeks at the cottage.
2. I wasn’t packing for anything (other than an overnight for a dear friend’s wedding up north)
3. My mother’s brothers died long ago
4. My niece’s first and last name is the same as mine, but for one letter

From: Luisa
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2010 12:58 PM
To: Tony ; Valerie
Subject: Have a nice vacation

Hi there,

I didn’t get a chance to call you guys last night (had company over until late), but wanted to say – hope you have a great couple of weeks! I hope it’s relaxing for both of you (I know you want to accomplish a lot), but rest is important, too. Especially for those who have to work weekends (Val!) Easy on that back, Tony!

Luisa

From: Tony
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2010 1:11 PM
To: Luisa
Cc: Valerie
Subject: RE: Have a nice vacation

Thanks my dear

Have fun with your packing. No stress please. Mom tells me we will be driving up on 30th – looking forward to the break.

I’m hoping to do very little. Hope I don’t bother mom.

By the way – we plan to leave tomorrow, so are available tonight other than a short visit to nonna & nonno.

From: Luisa
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2010 1:16 PM
To: Tony
Cc: Valerie
Subject: RE: Have a nice vacation

That’s too rich. this is your sister, dear, not your daughter.

Confused the heck out of me – trying to remember what I was packing for.

Thanks for the chuckle!!

Luisa

(It’s your fault for naming her Lisa, even though it’s a very nice name)

From: Tony
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2010 1:21 PM
To: Luisa
Subject: RE: Have a nice vacation

SHIT