I wasn't quite sure which history book she was referencing, or if she forgot how we sat through an entire summer of Alex Haley's Roots, but okay, obviously she was coming from more of a Rhett Butler retrospective. And she wasn't entirely wrong.
Each time I gently chastised Kentucky for overstepping the borders of good manners, he would apologize without delay, charmingly contrite and restore the exchange to more innocuous topics like the weather, ball games or work. He was consistent, present and greeted me at some point of each day with a very caring "How was your day so far?" email.
Little did I know it was all very Spider to the Fly..