An opportunity missed
The Hutchinson News - January 27,2008
 
 I see this young man, as I have for years, sitting on the front porch of his mother’s home, smoking his cigarette or walking his mom’s dog around the neighborhood. He was a pleasant young man, with an unforgettable look of decency and eyes that shined with quiet kindness.

As the day draws to a close, I wish I had told this nice decent person how much I loved him and how much I will miss him. In my mind’s eye, I will see and say hi to this dear man the rest of my life as I walk the path to my home. I will always see him sitting on that porch.

Sleep in silence, dear soul; you have left your troubled world behind. With God’s grace, may you lie down beside the still waters and find the peace that eluded you in this life.

CLORA  HARTNELL
CLORA M. HARTNELL

Hutchinson, KS