Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

April 26, 2012

Tough people

Mineral Wells Index

By Vivian Conrad | Senior Center Director

“I’m a tough guy,” my grandson announced.

Trying to mask a smile, his father prompted me, “Ask him why he’s tough.”

OK.  “Asher, why are you tough?”

Puffing up his chest, the 3-year-old replied, “Because I’m a Conrad! But you’re not tough, Monie. You’re not a Conrad.”

“Oh, yes, I’m a Conrad, too,” I corrected.

“But you’re not a guy, Monie.”

“No, I’m a Conrad Momma. Conrad Mommas are tough.”

Asher thought about that a moment before commenting, “My Momma is a Conrad, but she’s not tough.”

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