Through Grandma’s Eyes: The Arm Wrestle

“Practice puts brains in your muscles.”

-Sam Snead The Golfer-

journal entry:

It was time for the arm wrestling contest.  Everyone took turns.  It was Holden’s turn.  He was sure he could beat Uncle Dan.  He had really strong muscles.  We all felt them.  They assumed their positions on the grass.  Holden got a good grip.  Both of them grunted and groaned but . . . in the end . . . Holden was right.  He had REALLY strong muscles.  Uncle Dan was a very gracious loser !

Then came the sibling rivalry.  Melissa and Daniel. They had been at it since they were babies. At least that is how it seemed. You know what?  Their momma didn’t raise no girls . . . if you know what I mean.  Their contest took a long time.  A really long time.  Their children wondered if they were okay.  It was kind of a funny thing to do.  In the end, Melissa was a lady and graciously lost to her brother.  At least I think that is what happened.

Then came the contest of the century.  Father and son.  Grandpa should have taken his sweater off.  Sweat poured down their faces.  Their battle lasted a really long time.  It seemed that neither would quit until someone had a broken arm.  In the end . . . actually, what was the outcome of this contest?

“Great ideas originate in the muscles.”

-Thomas Edison-

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