LASTING LOVE

Edward Griffin could not believe how fortunate he was to be celebrating his sixty-seventh wedding anniversary with Catherine. At the age of eighty-eight, he had to be careful as he made his way to the bed where his wife waited for him, smiling but silent as always. He had not heard her voice in many … More LASTING LOVE

THE SENIOR CENTER

At 11:00 a.m. sharp the doors opened, and the regulars carefully started making their way into the nondescript community building that played such an important role in their lives. As they entered, they were greeted by the hearty aroma of the noontime meal that the staff of five had been laboring over for several hours.  … More THE SENIOR CENTER

THE RAIN

It’s not an easy thing knowing you are going to die, but Kathleen knew that would soon be her fate. Her illness had progressed to the point that the final outcome was now a certainty. She had enjoyed a satisfying career as a nurse. In fact, in 1952, she was one of the first black … More THE RAIN

REFLECTIONS

In the early summer afternoon, seven-year-old Carter Stevens stood transfixed as he stared intently at his reflection in the calm water. Because of his autism, he was mesmerized by mirrors, windows or anything else that reflected his image. Out here in the fresh air, his senses were relaxed. He felt the warm sunlight on his … More REFLECTIONS