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Here’s a Snippet from “Billy’s Cascade”

I know a lot of you have been asking for another snippet.  So, here’s another one. By the way, I am very happy to report that my Facebook page grew by 3 new likes this week.  Thank you so much 🙂

Without further ado, here’s a snippet for you:

From Billy’s Cascade by J.Alana Giresi

He was missing his wife terribly. Since she had died, things were not the same for him, and never would be again.

He wondered what to do on some days without her here. He thanked God that Janie was here, she kept him grounded and made him smile.

He in turn knew that he could make his granddaughter feel better on the roughest of days. It was comforting to him knowing he was that type of presence in her life.

He thought back to when she was young, and they would ride up to the store together and sing Italian songs in the car. It also began a friendship which would last a lifetime and set values in the young girl which she would take with her as an adult.

When she was a little girl she would go with him at any chance she got. Then on the way to their destination, they would sing, and it was usually:

Eh Campari, ci vo sunari 

Chi si sona? U friscalettu

E comu si sona u friscalettu?

U friscalette, tipiti tam…”

It would come to become a tradition that whenever they were in the car the two of them turned into quite a stunning duo.   Janie found it hard to follow the Italian lyrics at first, but later could rattle off the lyrics, without batting an eye.  

They would laugh too for what seemed like hours. The car ride was only about five to fifteen minutes, but truly it felt like a joyous moment that would never end.

Janie looked at her Grandpa like her hero, who could do no wrong, and her best friend.

Grandpa loved his Janie. She was special to him. There was something in her eyes : a spark. He recognized it- she had it. He hoped she’d never let that spark extinguish.

Though lately, that spark had diminished slightly…

Let me know your thoughts!  I can’t wait to hear what you think.

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