The Broken Leg…

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So this story takes place in, you guessed it, Indiana during the middle of winter. Steve and John were outside playing two man football. When Steve gave John a cross body block, trouble ensued. John’s leg broke in seven places.

Watching John hobble around on crutches with a full leg cast was an experience. This is because John got tired of using his crutches, so whenever possible he ditched them in favor of hopping.

And John wasn’t a slacker. Most kids with a broken leg would use it to get out of chores, but not John. It was so funny watching him hop around the kitchen unloading the dishwasher. I kid you not. John unloaded the dishwasher, loaded it, and even wiped down the kitchen table all with a broken leg and no crutches.

He set a high standard for contributing around the house even when injured. In fact, he did more chores with a cast than most kids did unencumbered…


Stay groovy…


(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

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