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That phrase has echoed in my mind hundreds of times throughout my life. Most of the time, it’s in the voice of my mother, grandmother or Nanny. If there was anything they always did — whether I wanted them to or not, they told me so.

“You should bring an umbrella, it might rain today,” my grandma would alway say as I rushed out the door. “What is she, some kind of meteorologist?” I’d ask myself. Every time she’d say that, I would leave the umbrella behind in protest. And every time, it would pour.

“I told you so.”

“Eat something before you leave, hunny,” my Nanny would say anytime I left her house. I wouldn’t. “Why would I eat right now? It’s only 2pm,” I’d say to myself. Nonetheless, three hours later I’d find myself starving and missing out on Nanny’s cooking. …


Brent Osborne

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