Clancy was already on the case, the shower was going and he was heard singing in an inner voice, probably trying to avoid disturbing Debbie or a neighbor next door. Debbie realize then that she had not been able to get some rest and relaxation in years.
Having to cut short the term in college because her father had become gravity ill, the pressure was mounting on her mother and though she protested vigorously, Debbie insisted that she would take a break from her studies to help her.
I can always pick up on my studies later. But when she got home to Jamaica for the burial and her mother announced that she plan on coming home for good, after she hired the contractor to get the renovation done, Debbie decided that she will be moving back home too, as a matter of fact, she has not gone back to England since.
Those few months while staying by her uncle's home, she filled her days with varying activities trying to shut out the great loss of her dad and now, the next closest person to her was her mom and she also; for all intents and purpose, was gone; back to London.
She was more than comfortable at her relatives place but at the same time she was playing the role of project manager for the Reno project on the house and then there came that fateful day when she rode with her cousin Devon to see the motorcade as it passes through Ewarton, at least that was the plan but Devon said he has a better idea.
There's this perfect lookout spot where we could see the whole thing for miles, that spot he was talking about was her own backyard. Debbie had not been able to survey and discover the area surrounding the house she called home as a small child before migrating with the family in the early 60s and since being back, as not been so inclined to do.
But on that day when she went down the path to the back end of the property with Devon and saw this stranger encroaching on their own property, when Devon did not raise an alarm, chase him away or threatened to call the cops, when instead he greeted cordially, and when most importantly, he greets her, shook her hand and when she looks into those big Brown eyes, she knew there and then that this is destiny.
Yes destiny, the gods of love has just smiled on her. We've got to get going hon. our ride will be here any moment now Clancy said as he walked out of the bathroom wrapped around in his bathrobe. The clock on the night table and the prompting of her husband tell her it's time to go.
Devon was right on time as usual they wanted to have breakfast at the diner across the way but Devon advise them to just go lite on it because he had something planned that he thinks that they will like.
Debbie thought to herself that she should have gone for the Caribbean cruise but would not mention it since it was her own insists that cause them to settle for this.
Not that it was lacking in any way, matter of fact it was a very good stay at the Mallards. Clancy must have sense what she was thinking because he was just in time in suggesting that "we" take it easy for a while and not be rushing back into work mode.
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Extra, extra: Here are a few flashbacks from this day in history; thanks to the Folks at; Onthisday.com
1611 - English explorer Henry Hudson, his son and several other people were set adrift in present-day Hudson Bay by mutineers.
1772 - Slavery was outlawed in England.
1909 - The first transcontinental auto race ended in Seattle, WA.
1911 - King George V of England was crowned.
1939 - The first U.S. water-ski tournament was held at Jones Beach, on Long Island, New York.
1942 - A Japanese submarine shelled Fort Stevens at the mouth of the Columbia River.
1944 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the "GI Bill of Rights" to provide broad benefits for veterans of the war.
1946 - Jet airplanes were used to transport mail for the first time.
1959 - Eddie Lubanski rolled 24 consecutive strikes in a bowling tournament in Miami, FL.
1964 - The U.S. Supreme Court voted that Henry Miller's book, "Tropic of Cancer", could not be banned.
1980 - The Soviet Union announced a partial withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan.
1989 - The government of Angola and the anti-Communist rebels of the UNITA movement agreed to a formal truce in their 14-year-old civil war.
2009 - Eastman Kodak Company announced that it would discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film.