The Time Capsule | Roy Marshall

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A different view

By Roy Marshall

Dad, Mom told us later, came home from the war with burial plots on his mind. Soon thereafter he bought two. They were on a hillside and, as time passed, he became dissatisfied with the location. Each year we’d make our annual flower distribution trek, and he’d pull over near the site to comment on the view, which was to the east. Bad weather and invading armies come from the west, and the hill blocked that line of vision. Better, he’d say, had he paid a little more for higher ground. Mom would shake her head and tell him they were fine.

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