Saying Goodbye To Ricky Raccoon ‘n Kids…

by | May 4, 2022

“Where ya goin’ Steve?”

I watched Ricky ‘n Kids turn the corner behind the house on their private trail. They live and nest in private places too, but not under my house. We see them when they want to chat ‘n play together.

Ricky ‘n Kids like to play hide ‘n sneak with me when we see each other on a nice day. I love to laugh ‘n joke around with them as they play in the back yard.

“Hey Steve, where ya goin’ dude?” Ricky was kinda lowering has head when he asked me that. I teared up a bit while the kids looked on with wonder and speculation in their eyes.

Moving on with love

“It’s time to go, Ricky,” I’ll miss you ‘n the kids dearly, my friends. We now go to the Sonora where the Sun heals, and the desert spirits speak to our souls.”

We smiled and laughed again, while the kids romped under the tall fir trees. Ricky, looked up at me, smiled with those eyes so true, and whispered to me. “Steve, you will still be in our hearts forever, see you when the Sun shines.”

About the author

Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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