Big brother comes with news
Big brother comes with news that could ruffle some feathers but… first things first. The story continues here with episode 015.
One could only see the leg from the knee down of the Navy blue slack Mrs. O'Connor was wearing, above that point up to the waist was covered by the white apron she was wearing. White T-shirt complete the upper half of her body adornment, she was wiping her hands with a kitchen towel as she came towards them.
Clancy she said, good to see you come on in, come on in, waving the right hand towards the sofas in a jester as to say; have a seat.
She did not follow the lead of the girls and hugged him, not because she was not as enthusiastic about having him, but more out of being somewhat self-conscious that she wasn't yet in a state of preparedness to be greeting and entertaining, she was in the middle of preparing supper. Your father should be home any moment now she said over her shoulder as she headed back into the kitchen, come on and give me a hand here Vickie.
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Dad Clancy replied meeting his father on the step just outside the doorway, long time no si yu, (I haven’t seen you in a long time) he said as they shook hands and shoulder bumped.
So you just quit school and pick up and leave overnight, why? A long story dad… but it's all good, moving on to bigger things. Bigger things Mr. O'Connor shot back... what bigger things are there than getting a good education which is what you gave up to go Chasing after god-knows-what....
I'm following my dream dad and it's actually working just fine. Can we go inside?
Mr. O'Connor shook his head, kids nowadays, he said over his shoulder as he walked through the big living room holding on to his briefcase loosely, the handle across the lower joints of his fingers but the thumb, proud and rebellious hangs aloft refusing to even touch the leathery contraption. You all think you know everything
Mrs. O’Connor remained out of sight all the time since her husband arrived home, Clancy thought she was still in the kitchen but she must have slipped upstairs while he was greeting his father because she came back down looking splendidly different than she has ten minutes ago.
It was Mrs. O'Connor's idea that whatever it is that Clancy has to say, should wait until after dinner, but his dad wants to hear it right in the middle of dinner. Might as well Clancy said as time is of the essence here. I... I'm getting married and I'd like to have you all in attendance.
The gasps was almost unanimous coming from the ladies, Mr. O'Connor froze, fork in hand half way between the plate and his mouth as he stared at his son as if he was yet ten years old, Clancy must have read his thoughts because he followed up with; dad I'm 20 not 9 or 10.
Helen giggled, the back of her hand covering her mouth.
Wha, wha, what did you say? I'm getting married dad, and I'd like to have you all share the occasion with me... with us, my wife to be; Debbie Logan and I is cordially inviting you to share with us the solemnization of our love in holy matrimony… when is it... when will it be? Vickie interrupted.
Sooner than you think.
In five weeks from now,
Five weeks…? The chorus came out,
Why the rush? Mrs. O'Connor asked,
well it's not so much a rush Clancy corrected, delay is more like it, why did I delay so long in letting you know, we've been planning for quite a while but due to our busy schedule, I just got the chance to come see you and let you know what's going on.
Furthermore, it's not a big thing just family and close friends. How is your mother taking to that idea ask Mrs. O'Connor?
Not too well, she's fuming but she'll be okay.
Mr. O'Connor remain conspicuously quiet from then on. He had more to say though, Clancy could tell. He’d asked if he was going back tonight to which Clancy replied, yes I've got somethings to get done and Debbie will be waiting up for him.
Before leaving Clancy gave them a cassette tape which Vickie latch on to as if it's automatic that; whatever comes into the house intended for the family, belong to her. She ran to stick it into the tape recorder, Clancy sank into the driver's seat power up the engine and moved, honking and waving as he went.
That's it for today folks but the saga continues, come join us again tomorrow to see what 76 is up to next. As usual, be sure to share this with a friend (or foe) and leave your comments or questions in the space provided below, Thanks and walk good
Extra, extra; On this day in history
1775 - The Continental Army was founded by the Second Continental Congress for purposes of common defense. This event is considered to be the birth of the United States Army. On June 15, George Washington was appointed commander-in-chief.
1841 - The first Canadian parliament opened in Kingston.
1907 - Women in Norway won the right to vote.
1951 - "Univac I" was unveiled. It was a computer designed for the U. S. Census Bureau and billed as the world's first commercial computer.
1982 - Argentine forces surrendered to British troops on the Falkland Islands.
1987 - The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA title by defeating the defending Boston Celtics.
1994 - The New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup by defeating the Vancouver Canucks. It was the first time the Rangers had won the cup in 54 years.
Just some history we believe will interest you