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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Long Flight

Long Flight

“Hi! My name is Gertrude,” said the lady seated next to John on the plane. “It’s so nice to meet you.”

She continued on without missing a beat, “I’m flying to New York for my grandson’s third birthday. I’m so excited! I remember when he was just a little thumbkin and now he’s already three! It’s really hard to believe. He’s the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen! You know what? Hold on, I think I might have a picture on me,” she said.

She then began digging through her purse all the while chattering away, “Let’s see… yes, here it is. Just look at him, isn’t he adorable? Do you see his dimple on his left cheek? Simply adorable! I could stare at his picture all day. Oh my, and you should hear him on the phone! He is just the cutest, he says to me in the cutest voice ‘Hi Grandma!’ It just gets me all teary eyed.”

After what seemed like an eternity for poor John, Gertrude seemed to realize that perhaps she was talking a bit too much.

“You know, I feel terrible! Here I am just talking and talking without letting you get in a word edgewise! So tell me...What do you think about my Grandson?”