You are going to love what Cathy Cade brought us today for Story Chat. Grab your favorite summer dink and let’s head out to the garden and chat out there about Barbara.
I just got back from reading the newest Story Chat, “No Stone Unturned” written by Val Chapman hosted by Cathy Cade. If you ever think that older people live their lives with little happening, and no passion, you’ve got to read this story. It starts out the way you might expect a story about an older woman to start, but it doesn’t stay there long.
No Stone Unturned
Barbara sat back on her heels and tilted her face to the sun.
She had spent the last half-hour on her knees weeding her garden, and her back was screaming out for a break.
Despite the pain, Barbara smiled. She loved her garden. She would sometimes get so lost in her task that she almost forgot she was eighty years old and could expect a few aches and pains. For late September, the weather had been very mild, and Barbara relished the opportunity to potter about in her garden. She loved spending time here, tending to her roses, and keeping the borders neat and tidy.