Regrets Of Old Age

 

Indian PrincessIn age we have regrets but its seems those of earlier generations had more ginger. To whit: I had a great uncle Jim who as a cavalryman chased the last wild Apaches only to be to be gassed by the Germans in 1918 sitting in a tank.  His one great regret is that he didn’t run off with a beautiful mountain princess he met among the Chiricahua when he was seventeen and she offered him her love and, one of her horses  He told the story at a wedding in 1952 to shut up his nagging wife.  “Of course” he peered around at us jaw-dropping kids listening “I had all my hair then.”