His father gave a few coins to the attendant and Jim ran and mounted the speckled horse. A girl in pigtails followed him climbing on the white horse behind him. They pretended to be in the wild west. The girl had the biggest smile and a laugh that made him laugh. When the ride stopped they dismounted and looking in the girls face he knew it to be Mabel.When they left the museum they went and bought a plant with lovely flowers. The plant was brought to the family cemetary and planted there.
When they returned to the states ,full of enthusiasm ,talking about the trip, they had no words that could tell why they felt again like youth. The events that changed them had not happened but yet they had.