Small - Town Girl
The first ten years of my life were spent in a little town in the middle of pretty much nowhere, in North Dakota. We had all the freedom in the world, it seemed, in that place & time! We played outside all day, whatever the season, lots of horseback - riding in summer, & building snow forts in winter. When any of us kids had a birthday, every other kid in town was invited over for games, gifts, & of course cake & ice cream! All the adults were good, trustworthy people, well - known to each other & to the kids. We all felt safe & happy in the warm embrace of our little town. Then our family moved away on account of Dad's job, and things just kind of went downhill from there. ... My parents have both been gone for some while now, & of my siblings, my younger sister only last year, & would give anything now to relive just one of those days back in our hometown, when everything was an adventure, and life was lived only in the glorious present moment!