I Remember

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Donald O'Hara loves the girl that visits him on Thursday afternoons, she knows just how to make him smile.

Submitted: January 06, 2016

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Donald O'Hara always looks forward to Thursday afternoons. That's when the little girl with the blonde curls came with her mother. Today was a lovely May afternoon in the small town he lived in, the air was warm and carried the scent of newly bloomed cherry blossoms so Donald sat in his rocking chair on his front porch while he waited. Then he saw them, the girl and her mother walking up the street hand in hand. Donald slowly stood on his stiff legs and held up a hand in welcome.

 

"Hi Lucy! Hi Cassandra!" Donald called warmly. The girl, Lucy, waved and sprints up the sidewalk and then up to the porch. 

"Look what my mom got me for my birthday!" Lucy said excitedly and holds a wooden box toward Donald. He smiles and and lifts the lid to find glass chess pieces nestled in soft red satin.

"Its a new chess set since my plastic one is falling apart." She says proudly as her mother walks up behind her. 

"Better be careful with this one Lucy, It looks very special." Donald sayas with a grin and a wink as the child nods vigorusly.

"Hello Donald, How are you feeling today?" Cassandra asks kindly. 

"Old." Donald replies then he laughs a deep hearty laugh. Cassandra smiles sadly and places a hand in her scrubs pocket as she walks inside to talk to the nurse who was putting Donalds clean clothes away. 

"Do you want to play a game of chess while mom makes dinner?" Lucy asks Donald. He nods and gestures to the front door. 

"After you." He says as they walk into the kitchen.


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