i just didn't know...
would mr. moss want me to go on calling in the early evenings, or would it be awkward?
would this be the end of our sunday afternoons of toddies and "do-dads" on the court
followed by lunch at ralph's???
would there be any more Christmases spent on the court???
(would he even put up their tree with the angels mrs. moss had made by hand???)
was this chapter of our lives closed???
that was one long afternoon filled with tears, nostalgia, and wondering.
despite the long afternoon,
my worries were quickly put to rest...
(i love immediate gratification;)
when at 6 pm that very evening the phone rang.
(i had called them nearly every night for years. however, after making small talk with mr. moss, he had always passed the phone to mrs. moss. i had even carried on conversation with her for months after she was no longer able to really converse.)
anyway, i intended to continue to call and check on mr. moss, but he beat me to it that first night:D not only that night, he called EVERY night from then on... always at 6 pm sharp!!!
"now then," he said, "have you had a good day?"...
"well bless your heart."...
"well, golly muggins, are you two minding 'the angel'?"
"we love you, mosses!!!" i would say before hanging up the phone.
"we love you guys, too, dani..." (mr. moss always said "we" even after mrs. moss had died... so.sweet!)
further, many sundays were spent first on the court for after church refreshments followed by lunch at ralph's, and we celebrated every Christmas with mosses... tree et. al.:D
though the conversations were quite similar day-in-day-out, mosses was truly interested in us and we in him. he REALLY wanted to know how we were, if john was working too much, if katherine was happy and what funny things she was saying and doing, what kind of work i was doing, how we were feeling, etc...
and, at the end of every conversation, we both REALLY meant our "i love yous".
though the link was missing (and was VERY missed), it seemed as though mrs. moss had soldered us to mr. moss and mr. moss to us.
for, he was ours, and we were his!!!
thus, our mosses love story continued...
(to be continued...)
love and God's blessings,
ps you will find earlier entries in ascending order on my side bar entitled, "our love story":)