Things are connected in many ways. But sometimes, connections can kill…
Each week Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about.
This week it’s about how important things, not only in a family’s history, but how history itself gets passed along.
“It was the turn of the cen-tur-y.” His hard-wrinkled lips sounded out that last word.
“Not Y2k. The cen-tur-y before. Now hush up. Your great-great-grandpop was a coupler, a railroad worker. Made sure the cars got connected proper. It was winter and…”
“I know, grandpa,” little Moe said. “He slipped on the ice. Rail cars crushed him. The railroad people didn’t care. Just put the next man on the job.”
“Yessirree,” grandpa Esau agreed. “Things got better after unions came in…”
Little Moe mouthed those same words as he ran out of the room, yelling, “Later, grandpa.”
Esau smiled, mouthing back, “Smart-ass.”