“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
John Lennon, Beautiful Boy
Mother G. and I stand there, almost holding our breath, watching Sheldon as he reads the letter. The expression on his face quickly changes from seriousness to a delighted grin.
“Just listen to this,” he shouts and reads aloud, “Gerry has written us and said you are worried about the length of time your mononucleosis is keeping you from work. Sheldon, we hired you for several reasons. Your education and attitude were two, and the record of your summer work on our seismic crews were two more. We consider that you are one of our permanent employees, on temporary sick leave. Continue the recovery and we will welcome you back when you are able.”
“What do you think of that?” Sheldon asks. Mother G. and I, of course, are crying and laughing at the same time. Continue reading