Grandest and I were outside a few days ago. Sun shining, afternoon beautiful, up to mischief after school. She climbed into the big trampoline and threw a big ball way over the top for me to catch. Of course I dropped it. Frowning, she bounced over to face me.
“Grans, here’s what’s gonna happen. You’re gonna bend your knees,” she demonstrated, “bouncing a little bit. Then hold the ball in both hands and flip it over the top right to me. ‘kay?”
“Okay.” I’m not the best thrower or catcher. I can tap dance but at the moment, that’s not the issue. I did so want to impress my six year old grandest. The first five tosses were awful. Patiently, she explained again and again. until, by jove, I got it. And toss the ball over, I did sometimes hitting her in the head but we laughed and once in a while I caught the ball. Much screaming, laughing and carrying on until finally daughter arrived. The game ended. I didn’t get to show off my budding prowess. Grandest left me in favor of jumping into her Mom’s arms. Then Gracie, my grand dog got into the act. My tired legs folded up on a chair now devoid of snow.
I’m thrilled to announce the 2nd Volume of my series of Mature Romances is now available 3 long/short stories under the umbrella title of The Beginning. . .Not The End available both in print and in all eformats.
No Time for Green Bananas Celeste Hamlin, seventy-five year old widow, has a goal… conquer the six mountains in the Saranac Lake region before deciding what to do with the rest of her life. Sixty-two year old Professor Paul Harris, meets the dynamic Celeste, and recalls the last words his wife said before she passed. “Find another love and begin again.” Will they begin again?
She Didn’t Say No Grace didn’t say no to the Big Man On Campus, Scott Dwyer. And then her life changed… Years later, a too-close encounter of an unpleasant kind with a skunk and Scott’s German Shepherd reunites the former lovers. What happens in between are their stories of beginnings and endings and love lost, then found.
Dr. D and the Dad A trip over a mound of sand on the beach begins a journey for Diane O’Rourke and Tony Flannigan. She’s a pediatrician, a bit over weight; he has a foster care home with three children under his sheltering wing… and a dark secret. Can they overcome the past and make the future work for them? They might just find the initial trip was well worth it.