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A passing

February 2, 2014
By Walter Pavlo Sr. , Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Still. The wind didn't even whisper. Ladies in the parlor, men folk on the front porch. A few children played quietly in the front yard. William sat beneath the chinaberry tree next to the front porch. The gray white stubble covered his black cheeks, a leftover from his all-night vigil. Gathered around her bed were her children. Doc had already joined the men folk, at her request, for she was ready.

 
 

 

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