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In yesterday’s paper, the First Person column was written by me. In case you don’t live where I do, I’m sharing it with you here. Enjoy.
I lay on my back in the grass with an Irish Setter puppy on my chest. I stroked her head and back, breathed in the turnip fragrance of her puppy nose, and felt the warmth of the sun on her coppery puppy fur. Together, we soaked up the peace of a sleepy October afternoon. I gazed up at the bluest of skies and declared to this precious little being that autumn is the best season of all. I was a young teen then, but over the years, many happy memories made in the fall have colored my life with the brilliance of that perfect blue sky.
My dad enjoyed hunting, and every fall, he and my mother and I would travel to what was…
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