Monday, January 18th, 2010
Alleke bowed her head reverently and folded her hands above her plate.
“Dear God, thank you for my cousin Josie and my cousin Emma and my cousin DJ and my cousin Charlie.”
She lifted her head and peeked at the people sitting around the table.
“Thank you for mama and for Teo and for daddy and for my friend Amy,” she continued, naming each person.
Once again she bowed her head and closed her eyes. “Help me drink and help me eat,” she prayed, and then, as an afterthought, she added, “and help daddy drink beer. Amen.”
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