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Bumps On The Wall… Mike’s Folly

Story ID:8736
Written by:Charles Dishno (bio, contact, other stories)
Story type:Family Memories
Location:Dillon Montana USA
Year:2013
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Bumps On The Wall… Mike’s Folly
By Chuck Dishno
March 2013

When we lived in Fresno, California, Roz and I would go out to dinner almost every Friday night.

Across the street from my print shop was our favorite restaurant, The New Rendezvous. They featured charcoal broiled steaks cooked right in the dining room on a huge charcoal grill. The aroma was fantastic. It was a small corner restaurant and very popular so reservations were usually required.

One time, I took my Mom and son Mike to dinner and Mike, as he was looking around, spied a large painting on the wall of a Spanish girl in a very revealing blouse. It wasn’t risqué but did show one bare breast and the other protruding thru very thin material. Mike sat there in awe at this beautiful girl and said to his grandmother, “Grandma, that picture looks just like you.” Mom turned to look at it and thanked him for the compliment. Mike was admiring it, then turned beet red and said, “Oh, I’m sorry, Grandma, I didn’t see her bump sticking out.”

We all had a good laugh and Mom told him that it was all right and she appreciated the compliment.

I think it was the first time Mike was truly embarrassed and he learned a valuable lesson.