If home school had been a thing, there was a day I would have wished for it. Out of a whole drawer of undies in perfect condition, I had picked the oldest, saddest pair; a pair with elastic that held its stretch by a single string.
Memories collide as they remind her of a sweaty little palm that held tightly onto her hand, a palm that, too quickly, slipped from her grasp.
We all have momentary lapses in memory. We laugh and call them “Senior Moments” and sometimes, that’s all they are. But, for some of us, they are the beginning of Alzheimer’s and there is no way to determine which is which or what's next.
When my children were young, I learned that sometimes you literally have to have a fire lit under you to appreciate how dear those close to you are.
The sign said, "Property of the United States Government". No trespassing. Violators will be prosecuted." But, he couldn't read. (Suggested for mature readers only. This piece may be unsuitable for children.)