Essie and fall

My mind has been a lot on my late neighbor..maybe it’s the weather. My first memories of Essie when we moved to this neighborhood twelve years ago are of her in the fall spending hours raking her yard. In those days before she lost her sight and diabetes took a toll on her health, Essie…

Missed dearly

Sometimes it’s like this entire city reminds me of Essie, a dear friend and neighbor. She was elderly and had grown weak and sickly in the past couple of years. And in hindsight, I now see that she was also weary. She’d gradually lost her eyesight, the gout in her legs was more painful than we…