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The Next Step…
Chapter 30 – A Change of Season
Written by Deanne Bertram
Summer was drawing to a close and a new school year was fast
approaching. Milly insisted that she was going to return to work
as a teacher, working with the younger students. Lucas wanted to
know what was to become of their daughter.
“Lucas, Hope and I have already discussed that. She asked me a
few weeks back, what she was to do, now that she was graduated
and married. I thought she could come to town and watch Myra
during the day, then, when I need to, during recess and lunch, I
can feed Myra and then return to class. This way Hope’s not
staying here alone all the time.” Seeing the expression on
Lucas’ face, “Lucas, this is something we both want. I want to
teach, I can still take care of the home and my family. And Hope
needs to feel, well, needed. By someone other than her husband!
This would give her more interaction with the other women in
town, too. Besides, I’ve heard some women state what they
wouldn’t give for a few hours without their children around so
they could do their shopping and chat. Lou has said she can set
up room at the hotel to act as a sort of a day care, and
besides, she and Johnny are going to need someone to help look
after their baby once it arrives.”
Milly cuddled into Lucas’ lap and wrapped her arms around his
shoulders. The look in her eyes, pleading.
Life around the McCain ranch settled into a routine.
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This is a story based on the TV
series The Rifleman
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