THE MEANING OF FAMILY

As the police officer looked at the two vehicles, he felt genuine sorrow for the families of the occupants. After seventeen years on the force he had worked hundreds of serious auto accidents, but he had never seen cars so completely demolished. The head-on collision had occurred when the large sedan crossed the center line … Continue reading THE MEANING OF FAMILY

THE BRAVERY OF A FRIEND

Carl leaned back in his easy chair and waited. It was at times like this when he missed the relaxing pleasure of his pipe, but at his daughter’s persistent urging, he had given up smoking years ago, and it had paid off. He had now achieved the distinction of being an octogenarian, and, thankfully, his … Continue reading THE BRAVERY OF A FRIEND

BENEATH THE PIN OAK

On a spectacular April afternoon in 1929, a six-year-old girl eagerly followed her father to the northwest corner of their acreage. Having to take four steps to each one of his, she struggled mightily to keep up, but she wanted to be there for the big event. Although her dad lived with impaired vision, the … Continue reading BENEATH THE PIN OAK

A CHRISTMAS EVE MEMORY

THE NIGHT OF DECEMBER 24th, 1994 The troubled man huddled beneath the rickety bridge as the blizzard raged all around him. Sadly, he’d been homeless long enough for it to have taken a harsh toll on his body and mind. Shivering uncontrollably as the howling wind whipped through the gaping holes in his tattered blanket, … Continue reading A CHRISTMAS EVE MEMORY