A bit of traveling the past few days, and as usual there was stories to be heard.
1) Three little girls, all wearing pink in some way or another--shoes, coat, pants--were running around and around a Civil War-era cannon at the local courthouse.
One, with long bouncing blonde hair and bright blue eyes, stopped to look down the cannon's barrel.
"I think there's a snake in there!" she shouted. "Run! Run!"
All three took off running faster than ever, shouting, "Snake! Snake!" Ah, to be so young and full of imagination again!
2) At a local convenience store, the young male clerk greets every customer with a smile and a cheery hello. On a recent visit I got my coffee and as I was leaving he called out, "Thanks for coming in! I'm so glad you got to see me today!" He made my day.
3) At the auction last week I was standing along the wall, watching the action up front. A man offered me a chair but I declined, saying I could see better. A few minutes later an old folding wood chair came up for bid and I won it.
"Well," the man said, "you didn't need to buy a chair. You could have sat here for free!"
I love to stay home, but I have to admit, I would miss out on stories like these if I stayed home every day. This past week has been one of being on the road, for mostly mundane things but it was all good. Tomorrow is a home day, and I am looking forward to the quiet again. But I will still smile remembering the stories and voices of the past week.
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