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Entry 8

I have been very hard at work getting the crane up to snuff. The drilling and carving to make room for the bearings and gears have been hard. Midnight is jealous of it. He started chewing on it and growling at it. Maybe I have put to much time into it. I went fishing with Arnie today. Of course we took midnight. There is a small lake just about a mile down the road past an apple orchard. We talked alot about things we did as kids and how we used to fish there every summer with our families. The tree where I once carved my wife's name and my own encircled by a heart still stands. It is not as easy to read as it once was but it warmed my heart none the less. We used to ride horses up the lake together and just talk under stars. We'd eat apples to we just about got sick. What a time we had together. Her father was a horse breeder and I was just some science crazy kid. I was attracted to her joy for everything in the world. She brought out the best in people and lit up a room. I know alot of other people say that now a days but she truly personified it. She would stop the car to pick up stray dogs, clean up a yard for a neighbor, cook for the homeless shelter in the next town, she'd give her last dollar to anyone who was out of work. What a great woman she was. I couldn't help but be drawn to someone who brought so much joy to the world. I wasn't popular back then but after working in her father's stables on the weekends in high school I think she was determined to bring me out of my shell. I was very shy growing up. I don't know why I guess it was fear of rejection or maybe that my family didn't have the nice cars or good jobs. I just blended in and tried to keep from getting picked on. Science isn't exactly the path to popularity. Well as I think back on it. I'm going to put my pen down and look at an old year book.

Entry 8 (2007-10-05) — Copyright ©2001-2017 Richard Shane Reinert.

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