A lovely story that will speak to the child in everyone.
Originally posted on Rethinking Life:
The Mason children weren’t like other children. They were quiet and well behaved, of course, but Gerald, Ethel, Pearl and William were theater kids and that put them into a different category entirely. They wrote songs and plays, danced, sang, played instruments and put on grand productions, making their own costumes and preforming their own stunts.
Harold and Jean Mason were busy parents and thought that anything that amused their children and kept them busy was something to be applauded. While they never missed show, they skipped their rehearsals and any number of other things in which their children were involved.
Pearl was a beauty and boys were starting to notice her. She shunned them unless they were interested in reading and the theater, which effectively eliminated ninety percent of the males who tried to speak to her. Harold and Jean were happy about that and, unlike other parents…
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