Monday’s finish the story
Finish the story begins with: “Hey boys, how ’bout y’all makin’ yer Ma some wind chimes?”
“Hey boys, how ‘bout ya’ll makin’ yer Ma some wind chimes?”
John and Michael lifted their golden heads. Dad held empty cans in his hands; behind him on the table stood paint.
“Why are you talking funny?” Michael asked. He was given the cans. He could smell the fruit.
“I thought you two could make mom something for mother’s day.”
“That was two weeks ago!” Dad always forgot mother’s day. They always had to fix it.
He scratched his chin. “I know, but better late than never, right?”
The boys shared a look. They marched to the table to begin painting.
“What’s this?” mom asked. She held a box oddly wrapped in painted on newspaper.
“It’s from me.” Dad stood behind the boys, smiling.
She took out the surprise. Red Neck Wind Chimes were painted in big, bold letters.
They were hung on the porch. When the wind blew, she would burst into laughter, and dad never forgot mother’s day again.