He reached inside his jacket and pulled out a small plastic bag … he felt the objects contained there in for a moment before he inserted his, no longer young but strong, fingers inside to examine more closely, the contents. He withdrew a ring and then another and tried them on each of his fingers….one of them actually fitted his ring finger ..the other was placed back in the bag which still contained a broach and a delicate ladies watch. He resealed the bag and carefully returned it to its home in his jacket. He lifted his arm and looked several times at his hand, which now sported, a not too modest, ladies diamond ring…he seemed to admire what he saw and it was hard to detect whether it was a look of sadness or pride ..... or was it a look of satisfaction, as the new owner of this beautiful ring.
ARKANSAS PATTI at THE NEW SIXTY recommended me a book ….I have had it for a while and tried to read it before I had my new glasses ….not a good idea. It is the perfect book to read in instalments, as it is a collection of ‘Letters of a Woman Homesteader’ in Wyoming … dated 1909 – 1913. The letters make you smile and shed a tear …but most of all make you realize just how hard life was and yet to them, it was a good life….and there is a second book too … ‘Letters on an Elk Hunt’ written in 1914 … I also have this, ready to read by the sea.
The weather men told us that today was the last of the good weather…back to rain …rain ….and more rain for the rest of the week, so I had to take my book to the beach for a read and watch the sea roll out, leaving the rocks and stones behind that were previously hidden under the great expanse of ever moving water….and I had to capture a seagull lol.
Take Care xx