Thursday, December 17, 2015

Little Thelma


Little Thelma comes home from 
first grade, and tells her
father that they learned about 
the history of Valentine's Day.
 
"Since Valentine's Day is for a Christian saint and we're Jewish," she asks,
 
"Will God get mad at me for giving someone a valentine?
 
Thelma's father thinks a bit then says "No, I don't think God would get mad.

Who do you want to give a valentine to?”
 
"The whole ISIS group," she says.
 
"Why them," her father asks in shock?
 
"Well," she says, "I thought that if a little American Jewish girl could have
enough love to give them a valentine, they might start to think that maybe
we're not all bad, and maybe start loving people a little bit. And if other kids saw what I did and then they sent valentines to them, they'd love everyone a lot. And then they'd start going all over the place telling everyone how much they loved them and how they didn't hate anyone anymore.”
 
Her father's heart swells and he looks at his daughter with new found pride.
 
"Thelma, that's the most wonderful thing I've ever heard.”
 
"I know," Thelma says, "and once that gets them out in the open, the
Marines could blow the shit out of them."

18 comments:

  1. Awww, what a precious little one. She rocks.

    Have a fabulous day Odie. ☺

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  2. I LOVE me some happy endings! Thanks for the first gut laugh of the day, Odie!

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  3. You hang out with some foul-mouthed kids.

    My mother would have killed me for talking like that.

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  4. edutcher, so you never learned to speak that way out of ear shot of your mother?

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