The Time Of Charm Passed.
In 1988 my wife and I took a trip to see my childhood friend in Orlando|
FL, we drove from upstate NY, it was the first long trip by auto. The friend
and his wife were having many problems, they had 3 young children. The
bloom had come off the rose for them, my wife and I were in a state of
one afternoon we were sitting on their sofa right next to each other and
I would always do in those days I held my wife's hand, my friends second
child a girl who was about 5 or 6 at the time turned and said to me 'why do
you hold Ellen's hand? the innocent question was so cute and amusing I said
'that is what you do when you love someone' her parents were near
estrangement so she must not have seen such a display of affection, she
was my favorite child of theirs and I never forgot the time of.................
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