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Sunday, June 12, 2011

The SILENT H..........

Ellie sat on the other side of the kitchen table, her arms crossed tightly.
I began again, "Ell, there are many words with silent H's.  Let me give you
an example.   Your name, for instance.   Those times when you're angry,
nasty-kitty like, people refer to you as ......"    I didn't finish the sentence.
She had risen out of her seat and now her right hand was grabbing the chair's
back and lifting it up with the obvious intent to toss it over the table towards me.
But I was already in motion, out through the doorway, yelling that other well-known
silent H word, "elp, elp, elp, elp ...."