The Constant Chatter Chapter Twenty-One

Kingwell By Kingwell, 10th Jul 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/10nod2vs/
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Danny's Grandpa dies and I find the even Danny thinks about death and the afterlife sometimes.

Little League Baseball

It will soon be the end of the school year, just one more week and we’ll have more than two months of freedom, at least that’s what all the kids are saying. I really like school myself and I’ll miss seeing Miss Applebee, but of course, I can’t tell the other kids that. It is going to be good to have a break though. Danny and I will have lots of fun with Charlie and Buster. We’re going to be in little league baseball this summer too. Danny’s dad is the coach, and Mom and dad are going to be there for our first practice and grandpa Wright as well. Grandma can’t make it this time but says she’ll be there for our first game. Somehow I get the feeling that she hasn’t got the same interest as grandpa, he’s always taking about the major leagues and which teams are playing and what games are going to be televised, the whole nine yards.

Grandma pays no attention at all, that is unless it interferes with her soaps, then she gets upset and appears to be angry with grandpa, although I’m sure it’s not HIS fault. I don’t know what she sees in those soaps either, one minute they’re kissing like everything was great, and the next they’re arguing, don’t make much sense to me. I hate this kissing stuff anyway, like dad kisses mom every time he comes home from work. Gee whiz, I thought they’d have grown out of that by now. One thing for sure, I’m never going to kiss an old girl – unless it’s mom or grandma of course, but they don’t count, I might even kiss my little sister – if no one is looking.

I give Danny Assurance

Danny’s grandpa died last week and he told me how his mom and grandma, and even his aunts and uncles were crying when they came home from the hospital. Mom asked if he would like to sleep over with me that night, and his mom agreed. Danny talked about his grandpa a lot and even told me how they had planned to go fishing next month and that they were going to stay overnight in a cabin. After a while he was very quiet and I thought he’d fallen asleep, but only seconds later I could hear him sobbing into the pillow. “Max”, he finally whispered through his tears, “do you think I’ll ever see my grandpa again?” I couldn’t believe that Danny was actually asking this! I thought I was the only kid that thought about such things. “You know,” he said, “that stuff the minister talks about in church, like Jesus coming to take you to heaven, do you think maybe there’s something to it all”? Now, I’m only a kid, but even I knew that this wasn’t the time to talk about my doubts. Danny wanted to believe that he’d see his grandpa again, maybe that they would even go fishing someday. “Sure Danny“, I said softly, “Do you think your mom and dad would believe it if it wasn’t true?”
TO BE CONTINUED See Chapter Twenty-Two
See Chapter One

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Afterlife, Baseball, Coach, Crying, Death, Fishing, Grandma, Grandpa, Hospital, Kingwell, Little League Baseball, Questions, School, Sleepover

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I am 75 years old and retired.I like writing short stories, poetry as well other articles of interest.

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author avatar Shamarie
11th Jul 2015 (#)

Good chapter, Kingwell! I liked the dialogue between Danny and Max about the afterlife. It felt real!

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author avatar Kingwell
11th Jul 2015 (#)

Thanks Shamarie. Maybe this life is just a dream and everything else is real. I think that death is just a change of clothing. blessings.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
12th Jul 2015 (#)

Max is facing the realities of life and the duality built within that none can escape. TV soaps move women more as a husband wondered why his wife was more emotional when a character in the serial was due to undergo surgery than when he was in the same situation!

Thanks Kingwell for this emotional roller coaster - siva

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author avatar Kingwell
12th Jul 2015 (#)

Thanks Siva- Very interesting comment. Blessings.

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author avatar Retired
13th Jul 2015 (#)

This is a great article! I enjoyed it!

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author avatar Kingwell
13th Jul 2015 (#)

Thank you Jessica. Blessings.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
13th Jul 2015 (#)

We are all here in this earth for a very small amount of time. We have to get back with our deeds for eternal peace or sufferings..

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author avatar Kingwell
13th Jul 2015 (#)

Thanks for commenting Md. Blessings,

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author avatar Carol Roach
16th Jul 2015 (#)

kids of that age do not understand the concept of death

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author avatar Kingwell
17th Jul 2015 (#)

Thanks Carol, I think t may depend on the child and what they have experienced. Blessings.

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