PEORIA, IL—In keeping with the pair’s time-honored yearly tradition, local resident Bruce Malden reportedly made it through a “smooth and uneventful” six-sentence exchange with cousin Jeanelle Fowler at his family’s annual reunion last weekend. “Hey, how have you been?” Malden said to his cousin, who according to sources answered without hesitation that she had, in fact, been doing fine. “Doing pretty good myself. Can’t complain, anyway. You still liking it out there in Seattle?” Reports later confirmed that the fifth and sixth sentences spoken by Malden consisted of the single-word responses “Good” and “Uh-huh,” respectively.