Monday, August 29, 2016

27. Don't Re-Do What You Can't Undo
The next day Howard told me he’d gone to his father’s grave sober for the first time in years. His dad had been a county sheriff. Howard told me just about everyone respected his father.  He wasn’t respected by anybody he knew.

“Ken, I embarrassed my folks more times than I can remember,” Howard said.  “People I didn’t even know would shake their heads when I walked by.”

“Can’t undo what’s done,” I said, “but you can make sure you don’t re-do the same mistakes, and embarrass your mother. Staying sober would probably help.”

“Guess that’s the best I can do,” he said.

Today I’ll try not to re-do what I can’t undo.

Life on Life's Terms III (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose

Life on Life's Terms III is a work of fiction.  Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental. 

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