Characters from dusty memories telling tales of great wars and a great depression.
Bent and gnarled they spew forth wit and wisdom, hard-earned, during hard times.
Horse-drawn plows and wood-fired stoves, hand-written letters, and bath water carried in from the pump house.
An ax turning a log into a pile of kindling as if by magic.
Epic poems, memorized in youth, recited back verbatim, proving the mind is sharp.
Gone too soon, before we realize the treasure they are.