So, my husband had a spontaneous family reunion yesterday. At the last minute, one of his cousins came to town and wanted to meet with as many relatives as she could. My house happened to be volunteered as the meeting place. The stories began flowing and this one is my favorite!
“It all started when”….Jerry was about 12 years old and his sister Gwen was about 11 years old. Like most siblings they were not getting along so well on this particular day. Gwen ran inside and locked the sliding glass door behind her. Jerry insisted that she open the door for him, but she refused. No matter what Jerry would say, she would only look at him through the glass with a grin. Jerry happened to have a hammer in his hand and told her that he would “break the door” if she didn’t open it. Never did Gwen believe that “rule following” Jerry would hit the glass with the hammer. The hammer hit the glass and trouble hit the fan. That is what led to Jerry’s only spanking in his life.