ground and nose while violently shaking her head in refusal. Walt kept his head down and just laughed. “What else could I do?” he said.
When they got home, Walt asked Ginger why she did what she did. She responded with a sly smile, “I’m just a mean kid, Dad.” She told her grandfather about the incident claiming, “Dad let loose a bomb in church.”
The following Sunday Ginger made her first Confession with twenty or so other kids. Father Luis celebrated afterwards with a pizza party for the kids.
Pizza? When I made my first Confession in the 1950s all I got was a bunch of Hail Marys and Our Fathers!