Holy Father Worry

st-francis-1758485_1920

By Jerry Vilhotti

Ever since I’d known my parents they bickered: always taking opposite sides of an issue, using their words like needles against one another as if mending all the bad things they had done to one another, hoping a new whole cloth would emerge.

They did mellow a bit when old age hit, what with my father gong to church every morning and putting envelopes in the tray, trying to bribe God to look the other away and forget his past sins with women, and my mother would poke fun at him by calling him “Holy Father Worry.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s