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October 31, 2014
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Misunderstandings

Photo by Ross Brinkerhoff

By June Donohue

When my grandson, John, was seven, he had a friend visiting who told him he was going to the libary later. John said “It’s not libary, it’s library.” Later, when my daughter wanted to know what flavor ice cream he wanted he said, “strawberry,” but then said, “Oh, I’m sorry, I mean strawbrary.”

My son runs his own business and once had an office cat, which didn’t create a problem until he hired a computer operator who was allergic to cats. His secretary said, “We’ll have to keep him outside.” The office manager replied, “But how can he operate the computer from out there?”

After my friend bought a Grand Marquis, her little grandson came running up to her as she was unlocking her door and excitedly said, “Grandma, can I see your new key? Mommy said you bought a new Grandma key.”

A family I know was planning a trip to Disney World, but the four year old told his father he didn’t want to go. When asked why not, he said he heard that it was a place where dreams come true. “Isn’t that a good thing?” asked his dad. “No, what if I have a bad dream while there and it comes true?”