I’m heading back to Colorado tomorrow after being down in Santa Barbara over the weekend for the festival there. I will be making October plans once there and will try to arrange so I’m back here for the birthday if possible.

“It’s never good to give them details,” Janice told her sister. “Always be a little vague and keep them guessing.” Her sister listened intently and nodded in agreement. She didn’t fully understand what her sister was saying but that didn’t matter.

There once lived an old man and an old woman who were peasants and had to work hard to earn their daily bread. The old man used to go to fix fences and do other odd jobs for the farmers around, and while he was gone the old woman, his wife.