Cranks My Tractor

Published: Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 09:48 AM.

“The Spa” couldn’t hold Aunt Ruby.  She was back again on the porch in her yellow swing in a day or so sitting with her cat, “Sister Sarah.” Hopefully, Sister Sarah has been “fixed” and doesn’t give birth to any “Isaac’s.”  One cat is more than enough in my opinion.

Aunt Ruby loves her porch swing. She had stored it for awhile. Her daughters talked her into hanging up again and painting it yellow to make it look “happier.”  You see this baseball player gave her that swing, but never got around to painting it.  They had three kids and a wonderful life together after courting for all of a month.

Things get to moving fast, you don’t time to paint or change your swing; you just count your blessings along the way.

But Uncle Bob would know, their children would know and we all know that porch swing will always be the perfect swing with Aunt Ruby sitting in it.

I looked back in the book again where the author, Kahlil Gibran described “love.”  He spoke of what your desires should be, including one that struck me - “To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving…”

There you go.

Aunt Ruby does just that.  Each morning, she and Sister Sarah enjoy a cup of coffee, Uncle Bob’s perfect swing and another day of loving.



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