Catch me if you can


Hello folks, I’d like to tell you a story about my granddaughter, my seven-year-old granddaughter.

I asked her, “You ever see the movie Forest Gump?”

And she said, “Yes Opa.”

And I said, “What scene do you remember and like the most in the movie?”

And she said, “Well, the scene where the bad boys, or I’d guess you’d call them bullies, were chasing him real fast, and he was wearing braces because he was handicapped, so he ran so fast from them, that he was able to cast his braces off, and then he became a college football player, who actually ended up meeting the President of the United States, John Kennedy, and then later in the Vietnam War, his lieutenant was wounded, and he was able to put him on his shoulder and run him to safety, so he gets an award from President Lyndon Johnson, and then, later, he runs across the United States of America.”

And she didn’t remember or know what the Vietnam War was or who President Kennedy or President Johnson was.

And she remembered that scene, and it would be nice if there were no bullies in the world, and if everybody was nice, and it would be a much better world.

Date Recorded: 
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Date Posted: 
Sunday, May 5, 2019
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