The following was written by Writers in the Grove member, Lorelle VanFossen, based upon the prompt about “someday.”
My father brought home a plaque one day and hung it on the wall in the kitchen. We children stood around it and admired its shiny wood finish engraved with a wood burning tool with the words in burnt black letters, “tuit.”
“What is it?” My brother David asked in wonder.
“It’s a tuit.”
“What’s a twit?” My youngest sister, Cheryl asked with a lisp.
“Tu-it,” Janet corrected. “Toooo-it.”
“Twwwwwwooooo – ”
“Cut it out,” I poked both of them. “Dad, what’s a tuit?”
He leaned in toward us kids huddled in the kitchen, our eyes glued to the round wooden plaque. “This isn’t just any tuit. It’s a round tuit. I always told myself I’d get a round tuit and I finally did. Aren’t you proud of me?”
We turned our gaze from the plaque to him, and he waited.
David got it first and let out a moan, then I, then Janet. Cheryl needed it explained to her. It took about a week, but she finally got round tuit.