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Secrets of the Old Farmhouse - Part XX

(Click here to read Parts I - XIX)
 
EPILOGUE:
 
A year had passed since Hezekiah and Levi's departure, and the cellar no longer felt oppressive.  Jill and Seth had made it a point to use the inheritance money they received from Uncle Jake to make some improvements to the old farmhouse, refinishing all the beautiful hardwood floors and replacing the old drafty windows.  They had also inherited Uncle Jake's cows and his farming equipment; the crops and their big vegetable garden were looking good.  
 
There was another change in the family, a new life in the farmhouse; Jill had given birth to a healthy baby girl they named Anna Catherine.  She sleeps in Joseph's cradle that Seth brought down from the attic.
 
Things were peaceful at the old farmhouse and life was good; and every now and then if Jill awoke in the middle of the night and checked on the baby sleeping in the small room next to theirs, she would see the smiling images of Naomi and Hezekiah standing watch over Anna, guardian angels of her very own.
 
(Thus ends my Secrets of the Old Farmhouse tale. Thank you for stopping by to read this story for the past twenty weeks, I've enjoyed writing it. ) 
 
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19 comments:

  1. I have thoroughly enjoyed this tale and I do so love a happy ending. I'm looking forward to reading your daily SSS during the A-Z Blogging Challenge in April. Write on, my friend.

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    1. Thank you, Val! I hope I can live up to the standard you set with your six sentence stories for the A-Z last year!

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  2. What a way to end it, with the beginning of a new life...and a beautiful little girl at that. Well done, Josie.

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    1. Thank you Elsie! I wanted to end it in a way that could lead to a sequel if I ever decide to do one.

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  3. A delightful ending to your fascinating and 'spirited' story! Next!

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    1. Thank you, Keith! Next will be the 26 A-Z stories, then maybe to start a new serial here? Not sure what about yet.

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  4. You ended with joy and hope, i like that!

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    1. Thank you, Mimi! I believe that joy and hope are essential to life and that stories truly can end that way if we weather the storms and know who Captain's the ship!

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  5. I am sad to see this go, but am looking forward to your next saga. Great job , we have been entertained all along the way.

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    1. In a way I am sad too, Paul, I will miss the Old Farmhouse, stories came so easily in that setting. I may do a sequel at some point. I am glad you enjoyed it!

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  6. Very nice. Double enjoyment for me. An enjoyable tale to read and (an) opportunity to watch and learn as I watched the story be built from the first chapter.
    very cool.
    thank you

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    1. Thank you, Clark! I would love to say that I had it all planned out in my head, but actually I fly by the seat of my pants from week to week and hope it works! :-)

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  7. I'm sorry the story is over, but I do love a happy ending. Well done!

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    1. I love happy endings too, I'm glad you enjoyed the story!

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  8. What a beautiful ending Josie. Great serial given the prompt words.

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    1. Thank you, Old Egg! I wanted to soften the effect of the darker ending and leave room for a sequel. Yes, the hard part is sometimes working in the prompt while developing the plot. :-)

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  9. Can't help but love a story with guardian angels in it--great finish to this excellent saga, Josie.

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  10. This was just so lovely!! I LOVE her guardian angels and that there is still that presence felt. A fitting end -- and beginning for the family. I predict many happy days ahead.

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