By, Nan Claire Falkner

Reflecting on his life, John sat alone in front of the television in an agitated coffee induced state. After 75 years on this good old Earth, what had he accomplished? He had degrees and certificates, but he was feeling empty.

He was being critical of himself and his wife Moira, knew that he was depressed having lost his best friend, Bobby recently.

“What about writing a story about some of your shenanigans you pulled?”

“Good idea!”

“Remember when you added moonshine to the drinking water at the Old-Timers League. Wasn’t it 22 to nothing?”

John just smiled. “Yep, it was!”


23 thoughts on “Shenanigans

  1. That sounds like one funny memory. I find, it is when we step back we begin to see our accomplishments and what creates meaning to our lives.
    Good story.

  2. Thinking about the good times is an excellent strategy for the sads. These little snapshots of happy moments carry us through. Great story, Nan.

  3. That was very clever of Moira, and it appears to have pulled him out of his funk. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to being that success in life is all about relationships. Who have we touched in a positive way? That’s what we’ll be remembered for. Great story, Nan. One of your best.

  4. If someone was really in a downspiral, forget the water. Moonshine strainght would kill all pain. Of course, the next morning would be a differnt story. My grandmother would take a swig of whiskey occasionally to help relieve her bronchitis, and she lived to be almost 93. I never saw her depressed. My mother credited the whiskey. Good story, Nan. 😀 — Suzanne

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