Fixing breakfast early one morning I was joined by a guest asking for assistance. Shirley explained that she would not ask in Rome and waited to speak to me at Villa Lucia. Having forgotten her diaphragm requested that I go with her to a pharmacy. Not familiar with diaphragms I ascertained that they came in sizes. Unfortunately our local pharmacy did not have her size. Disappointed I returned home but while serving the other guests received a call from the pharmacist that he found her size in Bologna.
I regretted that I could not go to Bologna, a two hour drive, when he answered there was no need to do so since he ordered a van to bring the medium size diaphragm to the farm. Sure enough within 2 hours as the other guests lingered at the breakfast table, the van arrived and the driver requested Shirley. Initially it was a private matter but the curiosity of the guests led Shirley to share her problem which brought laughter to the others as they wished Shirley and her embarrassed husband a wonderful evening.