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A Man of Courage

Prompt from Ted Strutz

Edgar was sitting quietly, savouring his early morning coffee. He wondered whether to smile or not at the antics of a mischievous couple of children. Their parents were so engrossed in tapping mobile phones that they had not noticed the children remove a bike wheel and send it rolling between the oncoming cars. The sudden darkness made him look up at the redundant high level train structure. Despite his octogenarian status he moved like grease lightening. As drinkers scattered he shoved the children under cover. As a veteran of the Vietnam war he knew all about incoming projectiles

Coffee and conversation at Filmore and Union… I do read all posts but my commenting abilities are not great, even though I love coffee
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  1. Dear Michael,

    It’s a good thing for those children that Edgar’s military training still kicks into high gear. Hopefully this will be a wake-up call for the otherwise engaged parents. Good one.



  2. I am a firm believer in that saying ‘it takes a village to raise a child”. I’m not a great fan of people spending time on their screens when they’re socialising and that includes parents who are on their screens instead of interacting with their kids. Yet, at the same time, I understand that the demands of parenting can be all-consuming and the need for a break. A need for friends of our own and connection. Thank goodness he was there.
    Best wishes,

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