I’m not Mexican, but I love a good enchilada. Last week, Cinco de Mayo was a great excuse to have one. On Thursday, May 5th, a lovely spring day, I walked over to The Hub on Smith, which is a fancy name for our local senior center. I enjoy eating there because I always run into someone I know or meet someone new, and the food is great.
Last Thursday was no different. I had a delicious beef and bean enchilada with rice, corn, and banana cake. I chatted with a lady I hadn’t met before. Afterward, I took a nice walk in the park before returning home and to my computer.
That was what made me smile last week. How about you? Click here to participate in this week’s feature or leave a comment below.
Copyright 2021 by Abbie Johnson Taylor.
Independently published with the help of DLD Books.
Sixteen-year-old Natalie’s grandmother, suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home and rarely recognizes Natalie. But one Halloween night, she tells her a shocking secret that only she and Natalie’s mother know. Natalie is the product of a one-night stand between her mother, who is a college English teacher, and another professor.
After some research, Natalie learns that people with dementia often have vivid memories of past events. Still not wanting to believe what her grandmother has told her, she finds her biological father online. The resemblance between them is undeniable. Not knowing what else to do, she shows his photo and website to her parents.
Natalie realizes she has some growing up to do. Scared and confused, she reaches out to her biological father, and they start corresponding.
Her younger sister, Sarah, senses their parents’ marital difficulties. At Thanksgiving, when she has an opportunity to see Santa Claus, she asks him to bring them together again. Can the jolly old elf grant her request?