One day, my brother and I were in the machine shed when we heard a rattlesnake above us. We didn’t think about running for my grandfather — we ran for Grandma. She came, grabbed a shovel, poked the snake off the rafter, and chopped its head off. This was a big snake. And she said, “You could’ve done that.”
It wasn’t like she was trying to give us some big life lesson. She just walked away, and that’s the way it was.