Become a Fan
By Diana J Legun
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
Don't we just love the variety of personalities children have?
Imaginary dialogue between Colin and Jennica regarding inheriting my 63 journals after I pass along:
CJM: "Okay, Jenn, you take 33 of them and I'll take 30."
JRM: "Why should I have to take more than you? You're the responsible one."
CJM: "Because I will be traveling the world and I don't want tonnage to worry
JRM: "Well, I'm traveling the world, too. You think because I'm a girl I should
be more nesty and want extra stuff?"
CJM: "No. How could you even decifer "extra" stuff in your clutter anyway?"
JRM: "You don't even know what you're talking about. Maybe I was messy
in my life before, but now I am traveling the world, too, and I've learned
a few things."
CJM: "Let's not argue about your messyness. This is about what to do with
JRM: "Okay, fine. I'll take all of them."
CJM: "And your point is?"
JRM: "You will always be too busy to read any of them anyway."
CJM: "Like you won't? I'm not the one who is too busy to floss my teeth."
JRM: "Not fair."
CJM: "Okay. I'm not the one who doesn't even know what's in my closet."
JRM: "Also not fair."
CJM: "If anyone should take them all, of the two of us, it should be me, I'm
JRM: "Okay, they're all yours."
CJM: "I didn't mean it."
JRM: "Then what?"
CJM: "We each take 31 and we tear the last one in half."
JRM: "Sure, that would be just like you cutting the odd M&M in half
with your Swiss Army knife."
CJM: "And it would be just like you to eat the odd M&M when I wasn't
JRM: "Colin. Remember we are talking about Mom's journals, not
CJM: "These are not grudges, Jenn, they are pure truth."
JRM: "Well, the truth is we should donate them to a publisher, like
Warner Brothers or something."
CJM: "Ummm, brilliant, Jenn."
JRM: "And you have a better idea?"
CJM: "Yes. I will buy you a high-speed scanner and you scan all the
pages into the computer."
JRM: "Why should I be the one to spend the rest of my life scanning pages?
You are so lazy! You think your time is so much more important
CJM: "No, lazy people don't know what's in their closets and my time isn't
more important, it just moves faster than yours."
JRM: "Oh sure, Colin, and OCD people not only have their closets memorized,
but color coded and alphabetized and probably date marked in case
the shoes expire."
CJM: "Uh, Jenn......Mom's journals?"
JRM: "Okay, fine....31 1/2.....happy?"
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|Reviewed by T Jett
|This is so wonderfully written, I felt as though I was there listening to this conversation ... Well, Diana, at least you know your children wants your journals ... An enjoyable read ...|
|Reviewed by Donna Chandler
|Delightful and very believable story!
|Reviewed by Budd Nelson
|wonderful story Diana simply wonderful
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|You have conjured up many thoughts. First, it's a lesson in sharing that young people have to learn by experience. My twin brother and I had to share everything. After many arguments, I usually let him get the first look at anything we shared.
I can't believe you have all those journals! I have some unopened ones that I plan to give to the university library. I regret that I had old family portraits from my grandmothers circa 1890–1950That I gave my sister because I thought I could no longer take care of them. I have scanned every photo that I have for the family and only hope that she or her sons scan the portraits for our family's history.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Cute story, Diana; well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
|Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley
|LOL this is so funny! Dilemma dilemma ha ha ha
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
|Hah! Actually it might even be worse that that, Diana. I dread to think what my children's conversation would be like. Shudder!|
|Reviewed by Odin Roark
|Delightful depiction of a dilemma that perhaps only writers have to carefully pen in their Wills, eh?|