Ethel and Dempsey

Ethel and Dempsey

An Interesting Birthday Gift

Hi boys and girls- my name is Ethel, or if your parents taught you well, Mrs. Falkenberg. I promise that everything I am about to tell you is true- or, in my advanced age, I just misremembered.

Ethel excitedly opened the large package that her husband, Harold, had saved for last on her 65th birthday. Harold typically gave an expensive gift as his last gift- jewelry, dresses, and last year a new car, so Ethel was really anticipating some luxurious gift.

Upon tearing the package open vigorously Ethel looked crestfallen.

“You gave me a Cane? Are you sure you didn’t mean this gift for your mother?” Ethel asked disappointedly.

“Ethel darling,” replied her husband, “This is no ordinary cane. Let’s go for a ride.” Harold continued during the ride back, “Century Station is getting more and more dangerous- I want you to be know that you are able to protect yourself. This cane is made of hi-tech materials, and can shoot 3 times.”

They pulled into the lot of a shooting range, where they spent the day. Harold taught her how to use the cane, as well as a revolver. Ethel found that she was a natural, and she really enjoyed shooting at targets.

On the ride home, Ethel reached over and gave Harold a hug. “I am going to call the cane Dempsey, as in Jack Dempsey, for it really packs a wallop! They laughed together as the sun set….


Ethel picture is actually of Grace Ghanem
Dempsey picture from Cold Steel.


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