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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.

“Okay. Okay.”

Life around the McCain ranch settled into a routine.

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