Barry is a young boy, who plays football. He’s parents don’t always watch him play. I love the sport football, I really enjoy watching it. I predict that Barry is going to the football game and his parents aren’t going to come and watch. Jackie is a good friend and i believe he gets all the girls. Jackie isn’t that good at football. Barry is really good at football. Barry comes home and i believe his father has cancer. Barry’s mother is tired of taking care of Barry’s dad. Barry hasn’t given up on his father and still tries to help him out. I believe by Barry shaving his father’s beard they are shaving away he’s memories. Barry’s father is dying and knows he won’t be here for long. I predicted that at the end of the short story, Barry father will die. Barry continues to shave his father’s beard until he dies.