Anita Tosh is a seasoned Bible Teacher, Wife, Mother and Grandmother. She was "Born Again" more than 40 years ago, taught Sunday school, and speaks to ladies' groups. She loves to garden, sew, and bake. Find out more at booksbyanita.com
The Locked Door
My sister and I had great fun on the mountain curves. She and I were sitting in the backseat of the old baby blue 1951 Ford. When the road curved to the right, the two of us slid over to Betsy's door. When it went to the left, we laughed and slid all the way over to my door. Mom and Dad sang and laughed as we drove along. It's no wonder we were all happy, this was our first family vacation. Aunt Ethel had let us use her mountain cabin for a week. It was in a place called Fiddletown. Just the name made me laugh. I just knew we were going to have a great time.
Scarlet, My Love
As I flew with my father across a pond our reflection surprised me. We looked like twins! My tail feathers had grown, and my feet were a beautiful black. We landed close to the pond and I tipped my head to see my reflection. My eyes were now a clear yellow, just like Dad’s.
I'm Being Sued!
It all started with a hysterical phone call. “I’m being sued!” my mother-in-law screeched and then sobbed. “I don’t know what to do!”
I walked out to the orchard, our black and white tuxedo cat, Boots, at my heals. We’ve had our pear trees three years now, so this might be the first year they give fruit. That would be welcome news to bring back to my husband, Matt. He could use a pick-me-up. After his fall a few days ago, he has been staying off his sprained foot and banged up knee. He doesn’t like being stationary, and it can put him out of sorts.
The Greens and The Browns
Charlie Green came home after a busy day of fixing pipes, toilets, and other plumbing jobs. He was tired. His tall slim frame slumped as he came through the door, but he brightened when he saw his daughters running toward him. Six-year-old Betty Sue with her long flaxen hair and blue eyes was first to jump onto his knee as he squatted with his arms outstretched. Linda Lou, her junior by two years, took the other knee. She had her daddy’s brown wavy hair. Both girls enjoyed a hug from their daddy as he growled and rubbed his stubbly chin on each of his daughter’s cheeks after planting a kiss. The girls giggled and walked with him to his favorite chair. He put his feet up on the well-worn footstool. Each daughter chose a boot and began undoing the laces. Once they pulled off his boots, they smiled mischievously and began to tickle their daddy’s feet. He gave a warning look, the girls giggled and raced from the room. Charlie smiled as he picked up his iPad to check his emails. His wife, Rhonda, leaned down and pecked him on the cheek. Her long blond ponytail fell forward over Charlie’s shoulder. “Dinner will be ready in ten minutes.”
All I Need
On that day, my sister Shirya and I took mom’s car on a shopping trip to Roseville. One thing led to another, and we left an hour later than we had planned.