The Clocked Monk’s http://cloakedmonk.com/ MarchChallenge 16th day prompt is “Family.”
Louis L’Amour, the great writer on the old West, wrote a collection of novels around the Sackett family. The theme of the Sackett books was that whenever one Sackett ran into trouble, they all came running to help, even if they were such distant relatives, they didn’t know each other. That describes my family. We were raised to be independent, and we don’t interfere with each other’s lives, but no Patrick is ever truly alone. That is a comfort I can’t begin to describe.
By Mike Patrick
With bowed heads, grace while
holding hands ‘round a table:
the family’s strength.