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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bombs Away

“I’d catch a granade for ya.....”

Mrs. Jenny’s Saturday Centus prompt for this week could go in so many directions. I have read a few of the entries and am intrigued. Drop in over at Saturday Centus to learn all about this meme - the rules and all that. There you will find the posts that were fueled by this prompt. And don’t forget to follow Jenny on her awesome blog, “ on my tangent.”

For a variety of reasons, which I will not bore you with, I have not participated for the last two weeks, but here I am, back again!

This one was hard for me, but here goes.

Her son, Michael, was running through the house repeating the phrase, “I’d catch a granade for ya...” and making motions as though to throw something.

Jane stopped Michael as he sped through the kitchen. “Where did you hear those words?”

“Joey’s big brother has a video.”

“Do you know what a granade is?”

“’Course I do. Everybody knows it’s a little bomb that you throw at the enemy. You know, like in Iraq, where Daddy is. But if you throw it at a friend, he catches it and throws it back, like, you know, a game. Joey’s brother told us.”

“Come sit with me, Sweetheart. We need to talk.”

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