For some reason my mind goes back the years, I guess a quarter-century now, to a sunny afternoon in the bend of the Kokosing River flowing through field and forest of eastern Knox County, Ohio.
A long bridge passes over a stretch of the River just east of the little berg of Millwood. If you crossed that bridge that afternoon and if you weren’t distracted by hurry you would have seen a young father and two boys about 11 and 7 fishing off the great boulder in the bend of the river.
They are not catching fish but they are burning a joyful memory into their souls.
Independence Day 2018
The photo above is a photo of the boys, Kyle and Charles taken about four hears before the story written above.