Just this past Saturday afternoon our son and his wife came down with their kids. The smallest one [Lydia] wanted to go and see the puppies, so I took her to go see the puppies. They are no longer in the pen, due to a lack of shelter there; and one evening last week when it started raining Little Girl [Mama] moved them under the shed to keep the dry. That is where they are still.
We went out there; and of course Little Girl was there seeming curious about what I was doing, yet so gentle, and good natured; not even growling but more like wanting attention, nestling up to me. I got down on my knees, looked underneath the shed, and saw one of the puppies just out from the rest of them; so I took him out, and let Lydia hold him. Mama is watching closely, yet gentile like. After Lydia gets down on her knees to look underneath we put the puppy back, gently and start returning to the house.
On the way back to the house Lydia turns around, and looks upward to the sky in the East, points and says to me, “What is that?” I turn around to see, and it is the moon. Not yet shining, because the sun is still up, yet there it is just hanging like our Creator intended it to. So I tell her, “That is the moon.” At that she says “Oh!” and continues toward the house.
Lydia is less than two years of age, but cute as she can be. She even likes her grandpa.
I have several grand daughters. Our oldest grandchild is a grand daughter. The youngest grandchild is a grand daughter, but lives in Booneville, AR. so we do not get to see them too often. They are all my sweet hearts, and I am very thankful for all of them.
It is raining as I am writing this morning. It is great to live in the Ozarks of Southwest Missouri; especially on the banks of Flat Creek.