Wednesday – Story Day – AKA Hump Day


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It is Wednesday Story Day and Veterans Day. First I want to thank all veterans and current active military personnel for their service and recognize this day as a celebration of their sacrifice.

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Also, I’m back with a new episode of our continuing saga about Ben, Alexis, Mrs. Worthe, and dad. The last time we visited these troubled folks the two kids were asking the father about giving them some C4 explosives. The dad was almost convinced when in walks Mrs. Worthe. Let’s join the happy family.

“Mom what are you doing home so early?”

“For heaven’s sakes Alexis. I live here and can come and go as I please.”

“I-I know that. I mean we didn’t expect you to be here.”

“I’m well aware of that Alexis. You and Benny here were trying to convince your poor father to give you some explosives weren’t you?”

“Yes, dear. We were discussing the point. I was telling these two that I am worried about them blowing themselves up.”

“Yes, I heard you. You were just telling Alexis that you can’t deny her anything that she asks.”

“You know what I mean.”

“Yes, I do. The fact that she hangs around this Ben character is evidence of your softness.”

“Come on dear. Let’s not make a scene.”

“There will be no scene and no C4 either.

“Aw, mom. You don’t run the plant. You don’t have a say. Does she daddy?”

“I’m afraid so. I sold the company to your mother a couple of months ago.”

“Why did you do that daddy? That was your father’s company.”

“I know. Sadly I just couldn’t make it profitable.”

“I can’t believe that. Mother, what did you do to daddy? That company has been making money for years.”

“Oh, shut up Alexis. I didn’t do anything. Your father here is a terrible business person is all. On top of his expensive habits that is.”

“What habits?”

“Go ahead dear tell your loving daughter about your proclivities to excess with wine, women, and song.”



  1. Ooh. Daddy’s beginning to sound interesting and can’t wait to find out what the old dog’s been up to.
    But has Mrs Worthe turned the business around and brought it back into profit?
    I need to know these things.

    1. Patience cricket. All will be revealed.:-)

  2. OK, if we’re playing character poker, we have four of a kind. I’m beginning to think that the least unlikable aspect is the fact that somebody wants to blow up a building. Good job keeping our heads turning John, I can’t wait to see where this goes.

    1. The poor building is slowly becoming the protagonist. Thanks Dan

  3. He drinks, womanizes, and sings? Gee, I wonder why he would do all of those things with such a ‘lovely’ wife. πŸ™‚

    1. You and me both. Thanks. πŸ™‚

  4. I’m with Charles. A guy might need a distraction or two with a wife like his.

  5. Uh-oh. Daddy’s running the business into the ground before Alexis and Ben have a chance to blow stuff up. What could go wrong with that picture??!

    1. With mom at the helm, plenty.

  6. Applesauce! John, you’ve created quite a little Peyton Place… Will you be adding plenty of Harper Valley hypocrites? πŸ˜€
    (Yes, I’ve dated myself with that one, but to be fair, I grew up on that song. πŸ˜‰ ) Mega hugs!

    1. Don’t feel bad. My kids loved it as well. OOOPS. πŸ™‚

      1. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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