Faded Roses and Extraordinary Measures

Paco Garriga

“Delta Dawn, what’s that flower you got on
Could it be a faded rose from days gone by?”
-From the hit song by Alex Harvey and Larry Collins

I knew her socially for many years. After I moved away of course we kept in touch. One of these people who have it all: brains; talent; common sense. A devout and devoted human being. Her home was the meeting point for friends, family, neighbors, and anyone who was in need of a meal. Her idea of happiness was when two of her nephews would show up, unannounced, with their girlfriends and a couple of acquaintances. She would get the music started, and bring out drinks, and run in the kitchen to come out a half hour later bearing a delicious meal. She worked full time, and raised a family, and dealt with a grumpy husband, and you could never tell that…

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