Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Finagling Grandpa

Boom-goes-the-dynamite by Aaron & Alli

As an insensitive pre-teen brat, I concealed my Casio digital watch under my grandpa's bed, and set the alarm to go off in ten minutes. I knew he would go up for his afternoon sleep in five minutes. As he lay down, I "chanced" into his room, and narrated to him in calm undertones about how we'd learned about explosive chemicals in Chemistry class that day. Then, I let it slip, by accident, that we - the boys - had gone ahead to devise crude time bombs. Then, in passing, I mentioned that I'd stowed my bomb away under his bed for safekeeping. Eighty-three years of human experience doubted me until I started flying from the room three seconds before the alarm went off. Bless his soul, (and may he continue to rest in heavenly peace) my grandpa shot past me, and bounded down the stairs! It was the quickest I ever saw him move! He was not angry or anything at all. He called me naughty, and patted me on the back. Gee, I loved that prank!


  1. 'blushes' here Nana! such moments when recalled makes me go like awwwwwwwwwwww!

    i've experienced the ones who would get mad and perhaps whip the prank out of you and then there are those like your Grandpa who might just smile and add to the fun!

    which ever way, it all comes gives the awwwww feel.

    bless his soul!

  2. *Ahhhh lovely memories of childhood pranks*

  3. Yes, Novisi, true. I was awwwwwwwwwwwwwing myself all the way, as I wrote this one.

  4. Yes, Abena, I was ahhhhhhhhing too! :-)

  5. U could have accelerated his transition, you "terrorist"!

  6. I don't think so. We would have liked to keep him till 2050, but Parkinson's and 2 of its colleagues had the veto power.


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