Jean Alphin

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” Once is Enough “


   

I stopped in my track’s, Vince had a big smile on his face. Probably because I almost ran into him.
“Hello stranger” he said, “It’s so nice to see you again.” He puts his arms around me, and gives me a kiss on my cheek. I was speak-less, after composing myself, I said. “ Nice to see you again, Vince. ” I was lying through my teeth, my thought came back to me, after being with him for three years. He was such a liar and cheater.
“Do you think it was just an coincidence. That we bumped into each other today, after all this time Krista? Remember this use to be our favorite day?”
“I do!” “Until I found out what a cheating jerk you were?” “Come on Krista, that was eight years ago.”
Without warning it started snowing and the wind was blowing in our faces,my scarf almost blew off my neck. The snow was sticking to the surfaces, because of the cold ground. They both noticed a few people went into the little eatery across the street, to get out of the wind and snow. “I better start walking home before the temperature starts dropping. Ice isn’t good for anyone, said Krista.” “We’re only suppose to get an coating, Vince said. Why don’t we walk across the street and grab a cup of hot coffee for the old times,with a special friend. Then I’ll walk you home.” Krista thought about it for a moment. She knew he had gotten married three months after they broke-up. Also they have two children. She seen them about a couple of months ago walking down the street in town. His wife was holding the baby and he was holding his other child’s hand as they were walking. Krista didn’t think they saw her, she quickly disappeared into a doorway. What the heck! she thought. We’re only going to have a cup of coffee. ”Okay!”she sigh. Vince grabbed hold of her arm, to help her get across the street.With the temperature dropping, plus the winds blowing we were both sliding on the surface of the street. When they finally entered the eatery, their were just a few people inside. We sat at the counter and ordered coffee. The counter person came back with the coffee, and asked us if we would like anything else. Vince said to the lady behind the counter, “Your new here?” “ Yes I am, almost an week today.”she chuckled. The woman was around our ages,in our thirties. Long dark brown hair and tall and lanky. She said.”My name is Denise, do you and your girlfriend or wife come in here often?”” First of all, Krista is just a friend, my name is Vinny, nice to meet you Denise.” Just as he finished talking, a customer called her over and asked for a refill. “Be back she told him.” Vince had a big grin on his face, just like old times. “Wow” “ Didn’t you tell me maybe 15 minutes ago, you changed ? You have never changed. I’ve been sitting here listening to you both, like I’m invisible. You both must like a superficial relationship. My subconscious told me to just go home. Again I didn’t listen.”
“Why don’t we sit here and drink our coffee and chat?”replied Vince. “ I thought we could, nevertheless, here she comes again.” “Hon”, can I get you and your friend another hot cup of coffee?” “Sure” answered Vince. “ I don’t care for any more, thanks any way I muttered.” I got up off the stool, looked for the ladies room in the back. “ I’ll be right back Vince.” Denise and Vince continued their conversation, didn’t even notice me getting up. When I came out of the ladies room, Denise was sitting next to him. They both were laughing, I guess she is a good-time girl. Without hesitation, I took my scarf out of my coat pocket and put it around my neck, and button my coat. Walked over to the counter, and said my good-by.” I’m glad we had that conversation about how you changed.” “Next joke!” “Wait Krista” he yelled. I turned around and said,”Don’t forget to tell your wife and kids, I said hello.” I walked outside into the snowy weather and thought got ya!

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The Sister,That I Thought,I Knew (58)


The holiday is over,Tamara and Maxwell went back to their colleges. Everyone had such a good time,talking about all the good times,and some bad times. We also talked about Autumn,when things were normal with her.
Mom couldn’t comprehend,where she went wrong. She didn’t say much more,because Tamara was there. Mom said,”no more talk.” Because she didn’t want to ruin,Tamara’s great spirits.

It’s been three whole years,since that great Christmas. Maxwell and Mary Ann,got married, a year after that holiday. Tamara and Ned,got married last year. So far no babies,they have plenty of time ahead of themselves.

Nobody has heard from Autumn,it seems like she has disappeared, from the face of earth. I call the police every year,to see if they have heard anything from her. Every year,I get the same answer,

”I have your telephone number. If we get any new news,you will be the first to know”.

I just pray she is still with us. I’ll have to be patient,some day I hope to hear from her. I’ll just get on with my life,until then.

I started a new job,this week. My old place of employment, never reopened. I got a new job at Sears in the office. I’m working only two days a week,which is fine for me.
On my way home from work,it was raining hard. I’m glad that the temperature was above freezing,because the ride home would really be bad. This morning when I left for work,the ground was snow-covered. It must of snow some last night. Can’t complain,because it is the month of January,I’m sure we will have a lot more of this nasty stuff.

When I got home around 3:30, I made a meatloaf for diner. I made a big pot of Chicken noodle soup yesterday. Ben and I can have that for an appetizer tonight. It is such a bone warmer,on a night like this.

Ben came home around 5:30,and we sat down to eat.

“How did your day go Faith?

“Great Ben,I’m meeting a lot of new people,and they all seem very nice. Someone is always there to help me,if needed.”

“You’ll be okay,I’m sure of that. The drive home was bad,it started sleeting,and people were driving like idiots. Some are always in a hurry to go no-where.”

“I know Ben,when I left work earlier,it was raining hard. I thought,I might have to pull over,because I couldn’t see out of the windshield, very good. But it started to slow down a little bit, which made me happy.”

After we ate dinner,we both watched a little television,and then we went to bed. Because we both had to get up earlier,than we wanted to. Of course the month of January and February has surprises,from mother nature.

SPRING


Today is the first day of spring,and you couldn’t ask for a better day. The temperature went up to 73 degrees.People were working in their yards, raking up the leaves and things, that old man winter left behind  They were probably blown their last month,when we had some very windy days.Talking about winter,I can’t remember the last time we had a fairy decent winter. Last year was horrible,it seemed once you got to the point of cleaning your snow off of the sidewalk. You would say to yourself not again,the snow did its thing once again. We can’t do anything about it because it was winter, and you can’t fool around with “Mother Nature”.

I  was off from work today,so I got up this morning a little later than I usually do. The  birds  were singing loudly out side they probably knew it was going to be nice. I was happy,because their was a lot of house work I had to do today. I open the windows up to let fresh air in,the air seems to get stale with the windows closed all winter.  The fresh air gave me the incentive to get moving.Because winter time makes me do less.

I finished what I had plan to do today,so before I  start dinner. I gave myself time to read some of my novel that I had started last night.Once I start reading it is hard to put the book down, especially if their is a lot of suspense. I had a hour to relax and read,but I better keep an eye on the clock.

It’s five o’clock so I better start dinner,my husband and son will both be coming in from work.

Where Did The Summer Go?


I haven’t posted in a while,I’ve been busy doing things,that I been wanting to do for a while. What I like to know is,where did the summer go? It seems like the kids just got out of school, and it is already time for them to go back.Some of the kids are going boo!,but a lot of them are happy because they were bored just 2 weeks after they went on school break.
This summer really has been crazy,it has been so hot and humid. The month of July was like August weather, many days were very hot and humid. You couldn’t plan anything outside,because of the weather. I like to know if August is going to be just as hot as July,or maybe we will have a early fall. It would be fine for me,because  I love Fall and Spring. It could be like that all year around. Forget winter,I just hate the bitter cold and the cold winds,not to mention,snow and ice.(yuck)
It is getting near vacation time for me.So I better get serious,and try and plan a mini vacation,to go somewhere for a few days. The problem is,nobody can decide where to go. Maybe we can all put our heads together and come up with a place that we all will enjoy.

March


Their are a lot of things going on in March. Special days and Holiday’s

. For example: The 9th is Ash Wednesday- 13th Daylight Savings Begins-Don’t forget to set your clocks 1 hour ahead before you go to bed on Saturday.
17th is St. Patrick’s Day,also my older brothers birthday.Last but not least-20th First Day of Spring. We have all been waiting for this day. Everyone has had their share of snow,beautiful falling,but not so beautiful shoving,and staying around for a while getting dirty.

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