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Charles Jefferson Anderson, IV, Charlie-T to family, hopped on a rocker and watched Great Grandpa Charles in another.

“Why are you out here alone Pa?”
“It’s quiet,” Charles answered. “Did I ever tell you about the fool who broke his tooth on this porch?” Charlie-T said no, although he knew the story verbatim.

Charlie-T sat quietly, alternating between looking at his Pa and at his feet. “And that’s how I knew Great Granny Jenny would be my wife,” Charles concluded. Some of the mourners were leaving.

“I miss her, Pa,” Charlie-T said.
“Me too,” Charles said.

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    Drew Martyn over 3 years ago

    So touching, so real and so sensitively portrayed. This is such an impressive drabble Melanie.

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    Neville Hunt over 3 years ago

    I agree with Drew. It's touching and is successful in making one fill in the gaps way beyond the 100 words! Very good.

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    Melanie over 3 years ago

    Thank you Drew. I'm honored at your praise.
    Thank you Neville. I'm glad you found so much beyond the printed words.

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