A nice day with Katherine

Sylvia Elmquist, Reporter

I woke up on a Saturday morning to the sound of heavy traffic outside my house.  I peered out my window to notice that my street was blocked off due to a non-fatal car crash.  With the traffic jam on my street I thought it would be a good time to visit my neighbor Katherine. Katherine is in her seventies and has always been very sweet. She was my babysitter growing up and I delivered tomatoes to her to repay her generosity.  

After a short walk on a very warm day I arrived at Katherine’s.  She was the only one in her very large house.  I was the closest thing Katherine had to a child and after her husband died, I also became her best friend.  Katherine even had my name added to her will.  Her house will someday be mine even though it breaks my heart with her not being here.  

When I showed up at her out there was a pot of water boiling on the stove for tea.  While we had tea, she told me some lovely stories about her late husband and I told her about my upcoming prom.  She helped me pick out a dress for the dance.  We played cards and she won the majority of the games.  She then surprised me with a scarf before I left.  I wore it the whole walk home even though it was eighty degrees outside.  I was just so happy to have Katherine.