Helping Out

Helping Out

by Mark Lyons

Image by Andreas Lischka from Pixabay

            “I am almost ready to paint some houses!” said Adya.

            “Me too!” exclaimed Mahika.

            “What are you wanting to work on when we get to Ms. Laghari’s house?” asked Adya. “I am so glad that she agreed to let us all come and paint her house. She has given so much to our community. This gives us a chance to help her. How long has her family lived here?”

            Mahika tugged on her chin. “I remember my mom saying something about Ms. Laghari coming here as a little girl. That would be about seventy years ago.”

            “Wow!” said Adya.

            “Yeah,” answered Mahika. “Now let me put on my new pair of low cut, paint splatter socks from SammySocks Etc. and I will be ready to go.”

            “Paint splatter socks?” asked Adya.

            “Uh-huh,” replied Mahika. “That way any paint I splatter will just add to my fashion statement!”


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