Dennis Pryde & Floyd Ruggles The groom & the best man
Watching Them Play
Ensnared in throes of bodily decline, we smile at remnants of lost Eden’s prior state still blithely bubbling from these young at play.
If we could but instill our words of wisdom— lessons gleaned from journeys long and hard— into these sweet, unhardened, pliant minds of glad grandchildren dancing at our feet . . .
What! Warp such transient innocence so soon? Too sadly true, their span of youth’s vitality is shortly destined to diminish, wear away, until they join our retrospective reminiscences of past play’s pleasures in life’s precious prime.
Not yet! Let our advice, these seasoned admonitions, be precisely aimed, evoked by present dangers, not to warn of future worries, borne by us. Our memory’s wistful watching would be spoiled by frown’s display of merry mood grown cold. How easily they might make us their reverie, departing pristine paradise for worlds of care.
by, David L. Hatton, 5/1/2018
Front - Boston (10), Gavin (8), Jean & Celeste. Back - Macy (12), Cade (4 1/2), Kara, Dan & Dennis..