“Richard Rooney” by Julia at Cafe Novo

Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Cafe Novo
5 minutes
the program for This Is War at Tarragon

God help us if he gets his license back. Sort of just hoped he’d stop driving when his eyes went. But nope! Grandpa Jerry doesn’t know how to say no to “perfectly good pudding” which is an expression he uses all the time even if food is not actually in the picture. Once he took me and Emma to go get ice cream and because he let us eat in the car, Emma was freezing for a whole 16 minutes because he swerved and she ended up with the ice cream all over her lap.
Emma wasn’t impressed.
Then another time he was driving just too slow because he couldn’t see, but auntie Ray missed her flight because he insisted he was “just fine thank you very much.”
So now he’s under strict surveillance because if he drives right now while his license is suspended he’ll never get it back. I can’t say I haven’t thought about begging him for a ride to Amber’s soccer tournament in Woodstock.