Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Excerpt from "Indelible": Colorado 1997

Excerpt from “Indelible” (memoir in progress):

On our Colorado trip in 1997, we rented a room at Trapper’s Inn. The rustic inn was situated at the edge of Estes Park. Elk wandered across the yard and through the parking lot. We spent our days driving into the National Forest animal watching and picnicking.

One morning Jim prepared to make coffee in the in-room coffeemaker. He picked up the pot, set it down, picked it up, and set it down. He looked around in confusion trying to decide what to do next. From the bed, I said, “Put coffee in the basket.” 

“Oh! That’s right.” He put the coffee in and then acted like he expected the coffee to make itself.

“Put water in the pot.”

He put water in the pot.

“Pour it in the top”

He poured it in.

“Turn the pot on”

He turned it on. As soon as the coffee was done, he was back in full form. He poured the coffee into the thermos, cleaned the pot, and brought me a cup of coffee in bed.

Copyright © December 2016 by L.S. Fisher

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