The more we know somehow feels like overload, yet our grey matter opens up to process something else we don’t know…
Howard parked in front of the town hall and they walked into the Mayor’s office to see Lucille. “After noon Lucille is the Mayor in?”
“Yes Mr. Awls, he is waiting for the two of you, go on in.”
“Afternoon Mayor Awls” Craig said holding out his hand as they walked in the door.
James took Craig’s hand and pulled him in close, “Craig my boy, how are you? Howard, my son” James hugged him.
“So what have the two of your discovered today? Is your mind all mush Craig from the information Howard’s been pouring on you?” James asked pointing to the chairs for the two to sit in as he went behind his desk. “You here to pick up those papers I assume.”
“Yes sir, and yes to your previous questions. But the information is starting to sink in slowly.” Craig stated as he shifted in his chair. “I’m discovering my Dad wasn’t such a . . .” Craig couldn’t think of the right word to say.
“Craig I think I know what you’re trying to say. Auggy wasn’t all drink, he was a smart cookie when he was sober, wasn’t he?” James stated looking over at Craig.
“Yes so I am discovering. I will probably be asking you questions about him in the future. You Mr. Awls are my so called lifeline, you knew Dad and CJ, plus you knew CA as well.” Craig admitted.
“Yes Craig, anytime just ask.”
“Here are those papers Howard, you two need anything else, let me know. Otherwise, I will be seeing you two Monday morning. Hope we get to have some of that wonderful coffee cake for our break. Gotta run to a meeting, see you later” James stood putting some papers in his portfolio.
“How much more Howard” Craig asked as they got in the Hummer.
“A lot” Howard smiled.
“Let me guess, The Children’s Home?” Craig asked as Howard nodded his head, “Yes that’s the old Beardsley home.”
Craig nodded “I assume the General Store on Center and Lake is ours.”
“Yes and we built the church too.”
“Now I’m starting to understand,” Craig said as Howard smiled.
“So I see, Craig.” Howard pulled into the Awlsport Café and ran in leaving Craig in the Hummer with his note pad writing. “What have you got there, Howard?”