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"...I am recumbent in the factotum that it is
your very basic right to be wrong.”
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[July 03, 2014]
Wilson was on the prowl, this beautiful Independence Day morning,
searching the neighborhood for something to do for others. He
decided to let his weekly day helping others come on the Fourth this
week, because he was feeling very American.
Let’s see … he thought … I can circumlocute over to Mrs.
Hennessey’s and see if her flower garden needs weeding. She’s got
very close veins and the sugar diabeets, and getting around ain’t
He headed in that direction when he came across two friends of his
arguing over politics. They were standing there in the shade of an
elm tree and trying seriously to tear down each other’s theory on
how the world, the United States, the state government and the local
school board should be operated. Windy stopped and listened to them.
Each would look at Windy as each point was made only to see the
usually garrulous Alphonse Wilson smile benignly and nod in
Pretty soon, the two combatants figured out that Windy was nodding
to statements on totally opposite sides of the argument. They
stopped and looked at him.
“How do you stand on this, Windy?” one asked.
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“I stand as an American citizen,” he said, “on
this recompensation of our Independence Day, knowing that our
foundling fathers would want it this way. Yes, since this is a
special day for all Americans, I am recumbent in the factotum that
it is your very basic right to be wrong.”
“Which one? Which one of us is wrong, Windy?”
He grinned. “Well … you both are.”
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