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Older sister: ‘Kneel, Neil.’ Oh, brother!

by favepeep on December 1, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Today's random word reminded me of being at Mass when I was in grade school. Once in awhile I was seated near my brother and I'd notice that he was spaced out and unaware that everyone around him was kneeling. On more than one occasion I found myself whispering (albeit loudly) "Kneel! Kneel!" Hearing his name, he would turn to look at me for a sec and go back to daydreaming.


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