Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Something I Never Knew

Mike tells me something he got from my mother- that my father was disappointed that I didn't follow him into his business.

I never knew that.

Well, John, I forgave you a while back, but if you'd even so much as hinted you wanted me in there with you- if you'd even so much as acknowledged my existence and talked to me sometimes- the way I understand other fathers and sons talk- I'd probably have adored you and wanted nothing more than to turn the company into John G**** and Son. I'd not have been any kind of a salesman or engineer, but I'd have been able to add lateral thinking to the mix and better man-management skills than you ever had.

Well, it's all done and dusted long ago and things turned out the way they did and we hated one another for the best part of fifty years but not any longer- and I'm happy in my bohemian lifestyle and the company no longer exists.

Silly old ghost!
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