Welcome the Task
By Michele Bartmess; as told by Annette Giles
Synopsis: Jennifer Miles is disquieted by a discussion with Steve Rey, a young man whom she has been dating, who tells her he is not ready to marry. Although she is in no hurry to marry, for she is convinced that there is something else she must do first, his attitude worries her. Her parents sense that Jennifer is uncertain about several things and suggest a trip to visit Bea McPherson, a recently widowed cousin, in Houston, Texas.
Jennifer settled herself in the luxury of the beautiful home that John McPherson had left his wife. The air conditioning felt too good for words to express. Jennifer commented on the beauty of the large, exquisite home.
“Yes,” Bea said, “it is lovely. While John was alive it was full of happiness and sunshine, but now it seems too big and too lonely, although I would hate to give it up.”