Clarence, recently widowed after sixty years of marriage, liked to reminisce about his wife Mabel. A resident at Wilkes~Barre’s Little Flower Manor, he always played Kate Smith’s “When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain” when he felt nostalgic.
“That was our wedding song,” he cheerfully told visitors and friends. Everyone noticed that he wasn’t handling things well but he never admitted it until he was alone in his room.
That was where he felt free to stare into space, in dead silence. Until he admitted his problem, no one was able to help him.
Welcome back to Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers. Read all about it on her page. This week’s photo was supplied by Gah Learner .