It was dreary, overcast, and wet. The air was heavy. Somewhere between a thick fog and rain. The dampness was all encompassing and without rain gear, you were going to get very wet. Nate had dressed for the weather. He walked the short distance from his home to the bluffs
A lot had changed since they first met so many years ago. The maple tree was still there but a majority of the trees around it had been cleared to make way for a large park with pathways, duck ponds, wading pools, playgrounds, and picnic areas. The view was now
She watched her husband of over 50 years make his way up the grassy hill to join her under the old maple tree they’d called theirs since they first met. The tree held a prominent position in the park. It was at the highest point with a gentle incline leading
There are certain words that can strike terror into the heart of a 17 year old. I was fortunate enough to be raised by parents who believed that guidelines and hard fast rules should be set, consequences paid for transgressions, and forgiveness given if the transgression was beyond your control.
Have you ever heard someone ask that question? Or, maybe you’ve said it yourself in a different way. “What are we leaving the kids?” Or perhaps thought about it and not mentioned it to anyone because you didn’t want to go there? I know it’s crass but it does get
They’d planned this trip for a long time but they knew this was one trip he would take alone. In their fifty plus years of marriage, it wasn’t unusual for them to travel separately. While they loved each others company, they also relished the time alone. No concern about what
Author’s note: David may still be with us and if so I hope he appreciates the story. As you will read, he had a great impact on me. It’s interesting how some thoughts stay with us and just pop into our mind for no apparent reason. Recently, I recalled a