Monday, July 25, 2011

Diamond in the Sky

“Oh my Lord!” John, the little brother, has his hands up and he is saying, “Oh my Lord!” Little fella is happening, happy, happy.

There is a happy family, a father and kids having a good time and laughing together. Dad is grinning because someone said something funny. These things are so. Grandmother and Grandfather - the two children call them “Nana” and “Papa”.

John is saying, “Oh it is too much, much, much. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.”

Everybody looks happy. The older brother, Peter, is saying, “I don’t want to do it.” Peter is in the back, so far away, trying to think of something to say. He is not too happy, a little jealous of his little brother, because John is bigger and getting more attention from his father and the others in the group.

Peter found a diamond, but he put it in his pocket, because he doesn’t know what a diamond is. They are not in snow, they are in the back of a truck that has hay in it. Nice nay-nay-hay, very nice. They are watching fireworks and reacting to the loud booms. There must be something going on.

I see ever watch, and look, and see!

He always puts his little hands. That’s my mind, my boy.

They are all smiling. Peter says, “Don’t be silly, that’s just fireworks.”

The only drama is explosives, redness in the sky. I think somebody might die if they land a parachute in fireworks. Fireworks don’t light people up at night. I am a realist. I can’t deal with that.

Mom is at home, close by, making some hot dogs for the boys. They look like they are all ready for their food, and they see it is about to come.

Later, Peter’s mom finds the diamond in his pocket in the laundry. She asks him, “How did you find it? And what is it for sure? (Because you can’t always tell.)”

Peter says, “It is a pretty stone. I found it on the street after the parade.”

The reason he said that is because he likes to wish. Anybody does! His mom is unsure, because a normal person can’t tell the difference. She takes it to the jeweler to find out how much it is worth.

The jeweler tells her, “It has a good value. A fair amount. Fifty dollars.”

They say, “Woop-tee-doo!” And then they wonder what they will do with the money, but they decide to keep it. Peter is proud because this is good amount of value for kid to find. The father should advise the kid to keep it. But a young kid doesn’t know that much about it.

The father says, “We will keep it unless someone claims it. If we determine someone was looking for it, we will give it to them. If nobody claims it, then we will put it in your college fund.” The father turns it in to the officials of the parades. Nobody claims it. Peter lives happily ever after. And his family lives happily ever after to some extent.

Henry, Ruth Ann, June, Jeanne, Alice, Alice

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