Inviting, relaxing, and comfortable to the lower back,
we enjoy sitting in rocking chairs inside
and out. We are in the Autumn of our
lives now and want to savor these moments.
From our perch on the front porch, we can
watch the comings and goings of the neighborhood.
Various pieces of equipment to practice pitching,
throwing, hitting are set up quickly. Softball,
lacrosse, field hockey, basketball and more.
The neighborhood girls and I chatted about
languages and learned some German too. A
little Polish, some French and sparse Spanish which
is not one of my languages. Questions directed my
way as to what I taught and which grades. I love
the interaction with young people. We are a nice
mixture of ages too: great grandparents, young
teachers with their offspring not yet two. Just this
week, two relatives of neighbors passed. It is
a fact of life as well. Across the street, we hear
squeals of delight as the young neighbors
navigate the sloped driveway on their scooters.
On especially hot days, the young neighbors don their
swimsuits to swim in a neighbor’s pool. Life cycles fascinate.
We have somehow become the adopted grandparents
as the young girls were driven to a softball game. With
windows rolled down, they all shouted and smiled goodbye
as they waved to us. Life is good, we smile in response.
For brief moments, all cares are tossed aside. Soon a sunset.
Note: Credit must be given to our daughter photographer for the gorgeous sunset photos.