As you may recall, I love to go to yard sales. For me it is as much a social outing as it is a chance to find a bargain. Most Saturdays during the summer I will stop by at least one or two sales, but usually by late Fall, they have all but disappeared from the scene. That’s why I was surprised to get a call from a friend with news of a sale in our part of town.
My friend told me that a well respected family in our neighborhood was selling their possessions and preparing to move out of the country. This family has been a strong and vital part of our community for the last decade and the parents have been involved in the schools and supported extra curricular activities. In fact, they have done everything possible to give their children every opportunity to succeed. Both of their children rank at the top of their class academically and they are also amazing musicians. And their daughter, who recently graduated from high school, was granted a full scholarship to college.
I am very sad to see our community lose such a great family and sorry for the upheaval that they are going through. But knowing what I do about them, I am certain that they will find success wherever they go. And perhaps if we are lucky, they will return to our little town. With that wish in mind, I brought them a warm Apple Pie this afternoon. It was sent with love and my best wishes for a new beginning.