I work the evening shift, so I do not see much that goes
on in our neighborhood. Last Wednesday, when I got home
from work, Sally, my wife, said, “We have to go see how
the neighbors have decorated for Christmas.”
I changed my clothes and we started walking the
neighborhood. Some had lights on timers, and they had
shut down for the night, but on the next block, our
friends Jenny and Tom still had their lights on, and
they were standing on their front porch.
Sally and I looked at the lights and went up to the
porch to talk to them for a minute or two. Tom hugged
Sally, and Jen came over to hug me. As she hugged me for
some reason, I kissed her on the cheek. It was a first,
as I had never done that to anyone else, except Sally.
Nothing was said by anyone, and we talked for a while,
then continued on around the block and back to home.
Once at home, we went to bed.
On Saturday morning, I got up about 10 AM as usual.
After breakfast, Sally said, “Why don’t you take a walk?
It’s such a nice day, while I clean the house.” I
thought that sounded good, so I put my shoes on and went
Once outside, I decided to walk toward the store, and
maybe do a little Christmas shopping for Sally. This
took me past Tom and Jenny’s house. As I was passing
their home, Jen came out and ask me in for a cup of
coffee. Tom had gone to his mother’s for something Jen
explained, as she poured the coffee.