Clearing out the garage
27 December 10
In the morning, David’s brother arrived with Lyla. Lyla played with the girls while Tim helped us clear out the garage. Working together, we rapidly sorted through the Fishers’ remaining belongings.
By evening-time, we were ready for some rest and recreation. After finishing dinner, we headed out for a family walk.
Our evening walk ended up at a house that proudly displayed a grand set of Christmas lights. We walked up close to the house and admired the display. When one of the occupants came out, David complimented her on the lights. She returned inside without engaging us in conversation.
Has our society forgotten about common courtesy and polite conversation? This brief encounter has encouraged me to be generally more friendly with those to whom I come into contact.