Good Morning! Thanks to my blogger friend from Ponder The Relevant, my “Anything Goes” series is back. Feel free to give me 3 words in the comments below or a subject you want to hear about. Hope you enjoy this story!
It was a bright, sunshiny morning and Suzie opened the kitchen window to let the Spring air in. She enjoyed watching the Black Capped Chickadee perched on its feeder. Some scarlet red cardinals were enjoying the feeder also, Suzie never got tired of watching the beautiful birds.
Zoom, Zoom! Landon had entered the kitchen flying around in his Superman cape. He was always full of zest, whether it be early in the morning or late at night,the boy never stopped! Suzie wishes she had a tenth of his energy!
As he sat eating his Lucky Charms, he told Suzie that he had big plans today. He was going to Mars! Suzie laughed and told him to make sure he was home by lunch time, she loved his imagination.
To Suzie’s surprise he kept going to Mars several Saturdays in a row. Usually his imagination would bounce from one thing to another but he seemed pretty stuck on this. When she asked him how his visit to Mars was, he always smiled and said how much fun it had been. How he ate warm Rolo cookies and drank sweet lemonade.
But this Saturday, her little Cowboy wasn’t going anywhere, he was sick in bed. She had called him her little Cowboy since he had been 3 and dressed up in a little Cowboy outfit looking so adorable. The poor thing now looked miserable! His temp was 102 and his throat felt like a porcupine was in it, he said. He really was upset about not going to Mars, Suzie assured him he would get better and be able to go again. As she walked out of his bedroom she wondered if her little Cowboy was going to turn into a astronaut!
Ding Dong! Now who could that be Suzie wondered, she wasn’t expecting company. She went to the door and there was a older lady standing outside. “Hello, is Landon here?” Suzie got a confused look on her face as the woman spoke, how did she know Landon?? She invited her in and noticed she had a platter of what looked like freshly baked cookies in her hand and a pitcher. Suzie smiled, guessing that it was lemonade.
Oh how her little Cowboy brightened up at seeing Miss.Daisy; he didn’t talk long for he needed his rest, but Suzie loved seeing how they interacted. The mystery had been solved. He really was going to Mars on those many Saturdays. Miss.Daisy had a room in the house that she called Mars. It was a planetarium, for her husband had been a scientist and loved everything to do with Space. The room was named Mars, after his favorite planet. Her beloved had passed away a year ago, but Miss.Daisy kept the room as it was. Many days it brought her comfort to go in there and look at the stars and reflect on memories about her husband.
Miss.Daisy thanked Suzie for letting Landon come visit every Saturday, it was one of her most favorite times of the week. He brought joy to her and filled her with some zest for the day with all his entertaining talk. Suzie told her that she wanted her to come for supper once Landon was better, and Miss.Daisy invited Suzie and her husband over to see the planetarium. Suzie sensed that this was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. It could be rewarding to get to know your neighbors at the end of the street.