But things change too.
The decades long owners sell their business and invite their regular customers to a "thank you picnic" at their dairy farm. There the farm wife, who with her sisters and nieces ran the inn, served a buffet dinner with steak sandwiches and all the trimmings to a crowd of hundreds. A country western band played in the background. We meet old friends and neighbors we haven't seen for a while.
The next night it's a summer concert in the park along Spring Valley Creek. There is a new gazebo to be checked out and a couple whose name I didn't catch filled the air with more "country." We're comfortable in our lawn chairs and Mrs. T. shares
her bag of candy and some pop from the cooler. It's a very pleasant evening. Life is good......