Yesterday, one of my old students stopped by. He’s an American citizen by birth, but grew up in Syria. His family is ok — and expanding. He is married now and has a son.
Ten years ago, he was my student. Ten years ago, he also helped me build my front fence. He also met Dora. This was after Gretchen and Buddy but before Tammy and Murphy. He only knew Dora. He was afraid to ask if Dora was still around.
She is, but she is old. Sometimes she is with us, sometimes not. Like any old lady, she struggles with what was once easy.
I promised her a walk tomorrow. I will take some pictures with my new smarter than me phone. I need to buy a better camera.