'Chapter 1' - 'Autumn'
‘Lovers Of Spring’
By Jon’te Aycox
Introduction: Susan always enjoyed her favorite month, September, that she was nicknamed ‘Sweet September.’ September is the season of Autumn, Spring, Harvesting. That month, her plants and fruits fully bloomed in her home town of Mississippi. Also doing that month, Susan is always looking forward to the Mississippi Festival. That following year in 1995, Susan was super busy getting prepared for the festival. She is growing apples in her garden, for her mom yummy apple pies, that’s very popular in her town. Also Susan has been so busy with her own business, the Floral shop. A business that her and late husband Ted built together. Ted died a few years ago, from a Heart attack and that same year, her Dad Sir Walters died from cancer. Combining those deaths in the same year, Susan still hasn’t got over those deaths till this day. From being on a busy schedule, she gets a surprised unexpected visit, from a high school crush named Rob Davis. Rob Davis was the handsome popular football player that always swept girls off their feet but then he broke their hearts. He was also the prankster and jokester. Susan was the nerdy shy girl in those days, that stared at Rob Davis from a far. Susan had a secret crush on Rob Davis. Rob Davis had classes with Susan but his pranks on Susan, like the time he put a frog in her shirt, was the most embarrassing for Susan, as the whole school laughed at Susan. Years later Rob Davis comes back to Mississippi to visit friends and family. He happens to be in the area, where Susan mom Betty lives. Susan happens to be at her mom’s house that same day. Rob Davis comes over to Betty’s house unexpectedly. So why Is Rob Davis at Betty’s House? How does Susan react? Can this truly be a match years later? How does Susan balance everything in her schedule, along with this unexpected crush, coming back into her life? Read in a quiet peaceful Place. Thanks for reading
I dedicate this book to everyone around the world. Stay encourage and hopeful, Keep God first always, stay in prayer and scriptures. Never give up on your dreams. We all are God’s masterpiece, the light of the world. Each of us has a purpose on Earth.
Chapter 1 - ‘Autumn’
Summer time left on the train, that breezy Sunny early morning as September moved into a new season. Susan’s eyes opened up that morning, feeling joy as she looked forward to early September. Harvesting her fruits and veggies back in August, getting ready for Autumn in September.′
’Susan sat up in her bed, Yawning..... Stretching .... out her arms. Feeling relaxed, well rested. She is ready for the day. She looked over to her right, saying “TED!“... TED!“... “baby wake up!!” “It’s Sweet September!” “Like dad used to say every Sept.” She kept looking at the right side of the bed as her words became more quiet, she then realized that no one was there. Susan starts to look sad, as she day dreamed at the sunset, shining out her bedroom window. Susan jumped out of bed, getting ready for the day. Her fun long beautiful many dresses, that she has hung up in her big closet, made her feel like a princess. Everyday she wore a beautiful dress. Her brunette long hair is pinned up in a bun, with a pink ribbon that matches her pink dress. She looked in the mirror, feeling beautiful, she picked up her red lipstick, and put it on her lips, blowing a kiss at the mirror. Susan opens up the back door of her house, looking from her house back patio, She is blown away by how beautiful her fruit and veggies have grown in her garden, and fully ripped. “YES..... YES....YES.... SWEET.. SEPTEMBER... HERE WE COME...!!!”
Susan went in the front yard to watered her beautiful daisies and grass. She sees her next door neighbors. Fred and James on the front porch of their house, sitting down, having coffee and looking at the newspaper. “Gentleman good morning on this beautiful breezy Autumn September,” Susan said. “Good morning Susan.” Susan smiled as she watered her White Daisies. “Gentleman!” “Don’t mean to interrupt your Morning Bliss but can I use you both, to help me load some crates onto the truck, please?” “It’s the town festival here in Mississippi, in a few weeks.” “My fruits and veggies grew so beautifully in my backyard.” “So each crate has to be full with fresh apples and a few with the fresh green beans.” “Mom is making the homemade apple pies from scratch for the festival.” “The green beans are for mom’s home cook dinner that she loves to make, fried chicken, gravy and potatoes, with the green beans.” “Can you both please help me?” Fred and James walked towards Susan’s front yard. “Sure...No problem!” “We will be glad to help you,” James said. “Let’s go take a look at this amazing garden, if that’s ok,” Fred said. Susan led the way, walking into her house, “Come on in gentleman, follow me.” Susan held the door as Fred and James came in. They all went to the back yard. Fred and James were in awww.. as their mouth opened wide. “Wow Susan, you really have some yard here, you are a true gardener and know how to grow your crops, and they look so fresh and healthy.” James said. “Not just your veggies and fruits but your daisies and different types of flowers are fully bloomed.” “This is a beautiful backyard and garden, very nice patio too,” Fred said. Susan enjoyed hearing their compliments.
“Thanks gentleman!” “Well my dad always said, it starts with your seed in the ground, and prayer.” “Each of my seeds that I planted into the ground, I always looked to the sky and prayed over them, that god helps them grow and blossom, adding beauty to the world and making a difference, putting a smile on faces.” “Just like you gentleman, That smile on your face now but the taste of fresh fruit and veggies adds joy to the soul, just like my mom freshly made apple pies from scratch.” “My dad taught me a lot about gardening and plants, how to take good care of them, ever since I was a little girl.” “He always called me his princess.” Susan looked at Fred and James as it got very quiet. “Oops I just had a back in the day moment ha ha...” “Well gentleman, I’m back now, Let’s get to work,” Susan said. Fred and James picked the fruits and veggies, putting them in crates, loading them onto the truck. Susan helped pick the fruits and veggies, putting them in crates. In an hour, everything was done. ″Susan stared at her watch, “Wow it’s an hour later, 10:00 am, You guys are very fast,” Susan said. Fred put the last crate of apples, on to the truck. “So forty crates altogether, loaded,” James said. “Can I get you gentleman some breakfast or something to drink?” “Oh I have some lemon sweet iced tea in the fridge that I made.” “I let the tea brew in the sun, the other day, here in the backyard, it’s still fresh,” Susan said as she went into the kitchen and poured three glasses of ice tea. “Susan you didn’t have to,” James said. “Oh no!!” “It’s my pleasure gentleman.” “Come on in and sit down, take a load off,” Susan said. Fred and James followed Susan into the dining room, they all sat down and had a glass of ice tea, at the dining room table. “I will love to bring you gentleman some of my mom sweet apple pie, after my mom gets done preparing for the festival.” “Ok... that sounds good Susan, “Fred said. James licked his lips. “I was thinking about apple squash.” “Our folks use to make that for the holidays, one of the popular side dishes in our house.” “I think that will be great for the festival too,” James said. Susan looked at James with a smile. “That’s a great idea gentleman, you both should come to the festival and bring one of your favorite dishes, like the apple squash and...″Susan said as Fred interrupted,” OH...!! “It just hit my mind, my mom made this amazing apple cinnamon cake over the holiday.” “I will love to have her make some for the festival.” James gave Fred a serious look and side eye.“You know mom never likes to share her personal recipe, the apple cinnamon cake is our family tradition.” “Mom only shares that special recipe with family.” “That recipe is from our family tree, generations back, all the way from early 1900,” James said. Fred looked at James. “James calm down.” “The people at the festival don’t have to know the recipe, they’re just eating a delicious cake.” James and Fred going back and forth debating. “Look Fred, you know mom isn’t going to feel happy about making her cakes for this festival.” “She only makes it for us, her family, dad, cousins, grandma, grand dad.” Susan stood up from the table. “GENTLEMAN..!!” “You both are like little boys fighting.” “Listen, this festival is very big each year and special to so many here In Mississippi.” “Good home cook food, and it’s about bringing all cultures together and honoring our heroes.” “Good music, Beautiful arts, The history, The tour and so on.” “So that’s why this is an important special Festival.” “Come on gentleman, just talk to your mom, and see if she will like to make her cakes for the festival.” “I’m sure she will be happy to put a smile on people’s faces, from her amazing cakes,” Susan said. “You are right Susan, we both need to grow up,” Fred said. Fred looked at James, as James gave Fred a dirty look and then smiled. “Ok...“Ok...“Susan I’m in, I’ll talk to mom, we’ll... we will talk to our mom about making the cakes for the Festival.” “Plus I’ll bring the apple squash,” James said. Susan walked over to the other side of the dining room table, she stood in between Fred and James, as they both stood up, she put her arm around Fred and James, giving them both a huge hug. “That’s the spirit.. Gentleman.” “The devil is a lie for saying we can’t settle something.” “Let’s get the cooking.” “I have to head out to my mom’s house, with these crates, so we can start setting up for the festival,” Susan said as she walked James and Fred outside to their house next door. “Thanks gentleman for helping me this morning with the crates, I’m very grateful.” “I hope to see you both at the Festival in a few weeks.” Fred and James waved at Susan, as she walked back to her house. “Thanks Susan so much, see you soon.”
Susan ran to the back yard of her house, opening her double fence gate. She gets in her huge truck, backing the truck out the back yard, from the gates. The crates In the back of the truck are stacked neatly, ready to go. Susan drives south on the road, as the excitement fills her heart, she is so ready to get to her mom’s house. Her excitement was so upbeat that she couldn’t maintain it.