Yet he managed to own a house and have all the other comforts that we yearned for but never enjoyed.It was not until long afterward that I understood the whole truth of the matter.
Then, turning swiftly, she locked herself in her room and we heard her sobbing as if her heart would break. We did everything for everybody, and were always in debt.
Our rival, gruff old “Doc” Meadows, did nothing except to keep a clean store, fill prescriptions accurately, and charge fair prices and insist on prompt payments.
I was the boy who carried the heavy bag of bats home after the ball game. I brought water from the spring in the meadow, down below the ball field, carrying it up the hill under the burning sun.
When any one of the five churches was to have a special celebration, I was invariably one of the boys who stayed up most of Saturday night getting the decorations in place.
Our whole lives were passed in fear of what that competitor was doing or might do.