Little Thelma – IOTW Report

Little Thelma


Little Thelma comes home from first grade and tells her father that they learned about the history of Valentine’s Day.

“Since Valentine’s Day is for a Christian saint and we’re Jewish,” she asks, “Will God get mad at me for giving someone a valentine?
Thelma’s father thinks a bit then says “No, I don’t think God would get mad. Who do you want to give a valentine to?”

“The whole Isis group,” she says.
“Why them,” her father asks in shock?
“Well,” she says, “I thought that if a little American Jewish girl could have enough love to give them a valentine, they might start to think that maybe we’re not all bad, and maybe start loving people a little bit. And if other kids saw what I did and then they sent valentines to them, they’d love everyone a lot. And then they’d start going all over the place telling everyone how much they loved them and how they didn’t hate anyone anymore.”

Her father’s heart swells and he looks at his daughter with new found pride. “Thelma, that’s the most wonderful thing I’ve ever heard. ”
“I know,” Thelma says, “and once that gets them out in the open, the ARMY could blow the sh!t out of them.”

h/t MLM

17 Comments on Little Thelma

  1. The only thing that can ever change an enemies heart is love.

    If that doesn’t work, shoot him before he beheads you.

  2. MJA,
    Damn I’m getting old. It took Me a sec.
    Yes, My mother and her mother would totally agree. My father was a Marine, and I a Boy Scout. An alternative sort of attitude, like our family seems to have, would be as such. Be nice as possible, unless you have to kick ass! I just started reading “Terrible Terry Allen”. I heard about his statement,
    “Of course I want Peace.
    I just have to kill a few people first”.
    Empathy and pragmatism are strange bedfellows.
    I got the book online, hard cover, for 1 cent plus $4 shipping. It came from a library, and it’s in great shape.
    Why they are getting rid of books in libraries suddenly slaps me in the face with technology.
    I hate when that happens.
    Check out “Analog Man” Joe Walsh. If you’re not already familiar with it.


  3. I’m with you SK. I buy a lot of old library books. Nothing wrong with that. I like paper and ink and the smell of a book.

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