Family register.

His death is recorded in your journal.

Cliff died.

Your scrawling script slightly larger than that on the surrounding pages the only indication of something amiss.  The unsentimental prose of a tenant farmer’s daughter and farmer’s wife.

Cliff had to shoot a dog that’s been bothering the sheep.

Two sick cows.  Called vet.

Cliff died.

It is written in blue ink.  The same blue ink used to record his name and date of death in your bible.  A gift from your beloved on your wedding day.

Clifford W. Rutz, Jan 19 – 1968.

Corinthians 13:13.  Ecclesiastes 2:24.

Deuteronomy 30:19.

Daring heaven and earth to record this, of all days, against you.


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