Whimpering came from Barry’s side of the closet and there stood the two rescue dogs saved to live with them a few years ago; the sweet pit bull Tommy moved closer to his best pal, Gracie, a chocolate Lab Setter, both sensitive to what went on in the house. Sharon patted the bed to allow them to climb up for comfort knowing Barry didn’t care anymore
Early the next morning, Jeff called to say he and Inge would land at LaGuardia in the evening and they arranged for a driver to bring them home to her. “One more thing, Mom, before I hang up so listen carefully and consider my advice; I’m the younger son, I’ve made a success in business and marriage but I’m sorry to say, Fred, on the other hand, is not to be trusted and I’ve learned his business is in bankruptcy; you and Dad built a successful business with a reputation for quality service but beware and know Fred will take advantage saying he wants to help and bring in that wife of his yet he knows nothing of business and he’ll rob you, Mom, I just feel it. See you soon, Inge sends her love.
Troubled, Sharon made a plan, her first attempt on her own; she called George Ferguson at the funeral home followed by showering, selecting a gray dress and Barry’s favorite dark blue velour warm-ups, then gathering marriage pictures, baby pics and so many happy memories and she knew tomorrow would be the end of Act One of her life.