It was a lovely Sunday afternoon and we had all walked to our nearest neighbors to see their new baby.
I was sitting upstairs in the room my friend Katherine was staying in since she had been hired to help out for six weeks.
We were talking about anything and everything and I was enjoying her company intil she announced that she thinks LV is the most handsome and greatest boy in Somerset County and that since she was working in our church district she meant to make him fall in love with her.
I couldn't make myself tell her that LV had already asked for permission to come calling as soon as I was old enough. Somehow it seemed too sweet and precious to share with someone who was bold enough to say they meant to make someone fall in love with her.
The next Sunday evening LV stopped in to get me to go to the singing and I wasn't too thrilled when he said we would have to give Katherine a ride. She was waiting when we drove into the driveway and before I could say anything she hopped into the buggy and plopped on the seat between me and LV. She started chattering immediately and talked all the way to the singing.
After the singing she made sure to hop into the buggy first again and talked all the way home. I was glad once she was off the buggy and doubly glad when LV said he thought it seemed as if we would never get her home and we could be by ourselves once again.
The six weeks seemed to drag by slowly with Katherine always sitting in the middle and talking as much as possible and LV and I always breathing a sigh of relief once she was off the buggy and when we got home the horse would stand patiently in the driveway while we sat there and visited for a while yet.