Loss of Youth Chapter 1
BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ. George Aldridge awoke in a daze. His 76 year old body was rested. And yet, he still had imense trouble getting out of bed. He made the bed, dressed, and took his pills. "What you makin there?", said George walking into the kitchen. "Eggs and sausage." said his wife of 52 years, Margarette. "You get the mail?", said George. "No." she replied. "I'll get it then." sighed George. Lately George had realized life had gone by so quickly. His 4 children had all grown up, moved out, and started their own families. He and his once vivacious wife had aged.
With a great deal of effort, George and his old body reached the mail box at the end of the drive. Among the bills and spam, he found a letter. After another stuggle, he reached th house. "Anything interesting?" said Margarette as George walked back into the kitchen. "A letter." replied George. "Who from?" sighed Margarette setting the table. "Guantan Law Offices." said George as he curiously opened the small package. George read it to himself and started sobbing. Margarette sat him down and read the letter out loud:
We regret to inform you that John Franks has passed away. We, the witholders of the deceased's last will & testament request your presence on December 3 during the reading. Enclose is the address. We are deeply sorry for your loss.
"Who was John Franks sweety?" asked Margarette to a distraught George? "H-he was the b-best friend I e-ever had!" cried George.
For the three days before the reading, George stayed in his room. The morning of the reading, George got up, ate breakfast, showered, took his pills, dressed, and, along with Margarette, drove 160 miles from nowhere to Boston.