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180. The Move to Georgia (1)
Evelyn had lived in New Mexico with her
Jasper for the last 20 years. It wasn’t
exciting life, but they got by. They owned
own house. She spent her days each weekend
her two horses at a stable that was
a mile from her house. Jasper spent his
at a small lake where he had a
home and a boat. He often brought home
fish. Evelyn and Jasper’s romantic life wasn’t what
used to be, but their love was as
Evelyn had three sisters. They all
in Georgia, and they had been badgering her
years to move to Georgia so they could
be together. Jasper resisted the idea because he
familiar with Georgia’s suffocating humidity. He finally relented
the sisters said they had found a condo
was only 100 feet from a dock on
huge lake. The condo price included a small
and a space for it on the dock.
flew to Georgia to look the place over.
he returned, he told Evelyn that they should
their house and mobile home up for sale.
said he would still prefer to remain in
Mexico, but the Georgia place looked all right,
small. But most important, he said, was that
would be happier living near her sisters. Evelyn
touched; how could she ever pay him back
being so considerate?