Friday, June 30, 2006

'Hood Tales Pt II: Beth

If there was a matriarch of the neighborhood it would have to be Beth.

She moved to our street in 1955 when there were only three houses on the block and a vacant field out to the west. Four years later her husband died and she's been a widow ever since, raising her four young kids alone.

Beth is elderly, but she gets around much better than Obi-Wan. She still drives and has just began using a cane and occasional walker. Several of her kids live nearby so she's well taken care of.

Agent wife met Beth on a walk a while back. She's come to our house twice in the last couple of weeks to give us squash from her garden. Glad someone's garden is producing around here.

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