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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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Any kind of story? I’m currently blogging some background to my science fiction novels in the form of excerpts from the Journal of a human-like alien stranded on Earth 125,000 years ago. I post his Journal on my blog each Friday afternoon (Alaska time) and put the first part on the SFF Saturday list (Saturday in England.) If you want a quick look, it’s http://homecomingbook.wordpress.com/category/writing/confederation-history/
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!
I’m not a serial writer, but this looks rather interesting.
Thanks Cecelia! Until you come up with a series yourself, you’ll have to come and read all the wonderful submissions!
Thanks for the invite, Kim! 🙂
I’m so pleased that you are the first! Yay! Later this afternoon, I’m going to cozy up to my computer and read a novel by a new friend…YOU! 😉
Very nice. What an interesting writing idea.
I’ve added you to my Networked Blogs. You might like my friend Susan in the Boonies blog, if you don’t already read her.
I don’t, but I’m headed there now. Thanks for the heads up! I might change this to any kind of series, story or not, we’ll see what the interest is…Thanks for coming by!
Nice post. Interesting.
Thanks for coming by!
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
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.
Thanks so much Craig! Your words are so gracious!
Loved this latest New Glarus story. Quite a young man!
He’s a sweety!
I’m totally on the hook for more! You are such a great writer! So glad to know you…
Thanks Jen! What a blessing you are to me…
Wonderful! Do you still live in WI?
No, but my mother does!
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!
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