Daily Prompt: Heroic


When you were five years old, who was your hero? What do you think of that person today?
I’ve been trying to think of who my hero was when I was five years old and I can’t seem to think of anyone, but if I did have a hero, someone I thought the world of it was both my mother and my father. I loved to watch my father work on televisions in the middle of the living room floor with the TV’s taken apart and the tubes all around him and his tools to one side and schematics piled to the other side and my father checking from testing one tube after the other to see which one was the blown tube. I was amazed at how he would open up a TV that was not working, check each part and circuit board and solder this board or that board and change tubes. Sometimes he would close everything up because he didn’t have the tube or fuse he needed so he had to go buy it but he couldn’t leave those things all spread out on the floor of a house that had five children under ten years old in the house. I remember being amazed that he knew where everything went. Being so young I didn’t realize that it was all his stuff so everything went where he wanted it to go.
As for my mother, I was in awe of her because she worked at the hospital in the operating room but she also worked as a hairdresser at the shop on the corner on the weekends and as a barber right there in the living room during the week. She had several people who would only let her cut their hair.
So what do I think of these two heroes today? I still think they’re the best. I still think they’re amazing people; although my dad has passed away. But my mom is now 93 years old. She’s not so fast as she used to be and she’s not on top of things as much as she used to be, but when you’ve been on the planet for over 90 years most people are gonna start slipping a bit.
They are both still my heroes.


About windwalker07

I'm a Jamerican; American born of 2 Jamaican parents. I am a voracious reader, a writer, a wife and a mother of 5 (1 girl). My favorite genre is science fiction but I will read anything. my favorite author right now is Lee Child (this changes often) I listen to all kinds of music but my favorites are jazz, Latin-jazz and classical. I write whatever comes to me and I've learned to start whether I have something or not.

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