|Chas in Me ||
Posted 10-07-2004 at 19:35:00
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gorgeous day in paradise.
The sun came out strong bringing warm temps,(70's) in the morning. So I loaded up the pick-up and went to towm to sell more stuff. I picked a spot at the busiest corner in Town and set up my display. I wasn't finished when a lady stopped and bought some corn stalks. That was nice.
later, as I was sitting in the sun, I saw five young girls walk past. It was obvious from the clothes they were wearing they weren' the richest kids in town. Hand me downs , yard sales and thrift stores served as the source of their clothes. It didn't seem to bother them as they were all in excellent high spirits. They were being led by the oldest girl who looked 10 or 11. One was pushing a stroller with the youngest riding. The two oldest girls were carrying a couple of books. Keep in mind that schools let out for three weeks during potato harvest so these kids weren't jigging from school.
A couple of hours later they came back. This time, they were all loaded down with two or three and as many as six books each. I grinned right out loud to see that. Here was a family that didn't have the best for their kids to wear, but was smart enough to teach them the joys of reading. I forgot to mention that even the baby in the stroller had a baby book with her. I loved it. These kids were growing up with reading playing a role in their lives. It made my day.
Tonight after dinner, I went out on the deck and continued taking dry pea pods off the vines. The evening was marked by temps. in the low 50's with a small breeze bringing the scents of fall. The leaves, crops and even the grass all smell different. The wind sounds different as it blows through the trees because the texture of the leaves is changing. A clear night with the promise of another gorgeous day in paradise.
I hope you all have found your paradise.
Chas, kicking back and looking for his pillow, up here in Maine.