John Palcewski (forioscribe) wrote,
John Palcewski

Good News!

"I've got some good news for you," Tommy said.
"What's that?" Mike asked.
"You're now a grandfather. A baby girl. We've named her Elizabeth."
A long pause.
"Yeah?" Mike said. "I got good news too."
"Tell me."
"I just bought a new car, yesterday. It's something, you ought to see it."
"That's great."
"Yeah, ain't it?"

Then Tommy called his mother, Betty.


"I've got some good news for you."
"Tell me!"
"You're a grandmother. A baby girl. We've named her Elizabeth."
"My God, how wonderful! I'm so happy for you!"
"Thanks. So when are you coming for a visit?"
Tommy heard Betty gasp.
"You mean you want me to come?"
"Of course I do. You've got to see your granddaughter, don't you?"
"Oh, Tommy. You don't know how happy you've just made me. After all I did to you…all the terrible things I've done…"
"Forget it. Water under the bridge. Get a ticket. Let me know when you arrive and I'll pick you up at the airport."
She wept.

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