The Apology – New Glarus Road Series

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The next day, Grandma(Mama), Papa(Daddy), J. and I went to New Glarus. The weather had turned chilly overnight, and we all wore windbreakers. Daddy wore the forest green jacket that Mama still wears in his absence.  J. wore his Osh Kosh B’Gosh conductor overalls and cap with a navy sweatshirt.  Mama and I wore cozy sweaters.

We thought that it was about time J. went to the Swiss Historical Village in New Glarus, where they have live demonstrations of how the settlers lived here in south central Wisconsin.  After all, he was four years old, and had never been to New Glarus before!

The day was crisp and crunchy.  The first of autumn’s leaves carpeted planked sidewalks, and memories of this dear town invaded my mind.  I pushed them away, not sure I could handle the bittersweet pain of them at the moment.

The four of us came near the entrance where a construction worker poured concrete.  Daddy didn’t see the sign.  Wet concrete.

His foot made an outline.  All was silent.  J. looked up past the brim of his hat at the worker.  This very shy, soft spoken child spoke. “Sorry, man,” he apologized for his grandfather.  He hung his head in shame, as if a serious crime had just been committed.  Little did I know that such a sweet and funny family story, would so effectively outline the kindness and character of who J. would become; tender, compassionate, funny, responsible and truly a man of God.  His sister would later tell me that he was one of the people she admired most.  Oops, did I say sister?  That is quite another story altogether.

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23 thoughts on “The Apology – New Glarus Road Series

    • Sue:
      I would be honored if you’d like to link up your story! The only thing I have to ask is that as I mentioned I want to keep all the entries G or PG level, and since most of my readers are Christians, I would prefer no sentiments against the Christian religion. Let me know what you decide! I checked out a few entries and they were very intriguing. Please let any of your friends know!

  1. Hi Journey to Epiphany,

Thank you so much for your support. It’s so neat to see people rallying behind a project like DOLPHIN TALE with great family values and morals.
I want to let you and your readers know that there is a round of FREE screenings for Homeschoolers who would like to attend an early screening of the movie.  We want our community to get excited about “Homeschool Day” on September 23, so we want as many folks as possible to attend the advance screening of Dolphin Tale and spread the word about this inspiring true story.

Click on the link below to RSVP to a city where the movie will be screened on 9/10:
Thanks again for your support.  It’s because of you that we Homeschoolers will soon have a voice in Hollywood!

Best wishes,

    Nathan J. Clarkson

    Homeschool Movie Club

  2. KD, I didn’t come from Elizabeth Esther – I just came by to read your words. And I’ve read some more now of your New Glarus stories – and you’re quite good at the cliffhangers – I heart that talent! It’s like reading a mystery novel. And I don’t read mystery novels – so it’s an important experience for me 🙂 God bless and keep you – and thank you for this.

  3. Great story. A friend and I were guilty of the same crime. We were in Indianapolis looking at house numbers when we began to sink. There wasn’t anyone around to apologize to. Funny times. I’ll be back to read some more.

    • His little four year old face was so grave. I still remember it 14 years later! I’m glad that you’re returning! I just read about your spilled over apple pie. I’ve done that so many times, I can’t even count!

  4. Pingback: Even in Our Darkest Hour, Life. Is. Good. New Glarus Series | Journey Towards Epiphany

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