Help Wanted: Wednesdays Only
Peggy Dymond Leavey
Grades 5 and up / Ages 10 and up.
I'll look like that someday, I thought. Everyone said I took after Luigi Cecchini, except he had thick black hair and mine was red, like my father's. Grandpa and I had the same wiry body, not very tall, but strong as an ox, they said. At least, he had been once. I'd seen him lift a crate of cabbages onto his shoulders as if they had been feathers.
Mom had given him those pyjamas for Christmas. There was a little blue snowflake design in the white flannelette. Like a little kid's.
"How come you didn't get dressed today, Grandpa?" I asked.
"I get dressed, Frankie. I always get dressed."
"But where's your coat? It's freezing outside."
Frankie was my mother's brother. He'd been killed in a motorcycle accident before I was even born.
"Mom will be home at five," I sighed. "You want to watch T.V.?"
Lorraine Douglas is Youth Services Coordinator for the Winnipeg Public Library.
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