Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Thanksgiving story

Back when I was in highschool, a friend and I would walk to school as it was only a few blocks away. He'd come to my house and then we would walk to school. It was the day before Thanksgiving. My friend had really been looking forward to the turkey dinner they served us in the school in the cafeteria. Why I don't know, as it was pretty nasty. Instant potatoes and shredded turkey with gravey. The Friskies I feed my cat is probably better. But he really liked it. I don't think they ever ate turkey at his house or something. They were Italian.

Anyway I was on the gymnastics team and we were both kicking handstands in the front room of my parents house as we had some time to kill before we had to go to school. He got around behind me and I didn't realize it. I kicked up into a handstand and my heel hit him right in the face. It pushed his teeth through his lower lip. Didn't break his teeth but it really screwed him up. I felt so bad. My dad had to take him to the hospital and I had to go to school. I felt horrible about it. They stiched him up. Then he spent the rest of the day with my dad who took him home when his mom got off of work. I went into the dog house.

He never held it against me. The worst thing he said about it was not getting to eat that school turkey lunch. Every year I think about this and I'm sure he does too. I'm thankful he's still my friend.

Happy Thanksgiving.


Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

don said...