I like to mix things up at work when I can.
We were roofing a house the summer of 2008. It was the year I got Winston the pig. She was still a little piglet. The second day on the job, I brought Winston to work with me. The family I was working for had a young girl named Gracie.
Gracie asked at the end of the day if Winston could stay overnight and have a sleep over with her and her little dogs.
Why not? Right 😉
The local small town newspaper got wind of this sleepover.
( I called them)
Editor came up later in the day to do a short story and take an action photo.
While I was shingling that day, I had this urge to hear the story of Charlotte’s Web….I asked if Gracie would mind reading it out loud to me while I worked. Their roof was only one story, with a shallow pitch, and I thought, most kids would love to be able to climb up on the roof of their home, as long as it was safe….and Gracie was more that willing.
I can still remember Gracie sitting there reading to me…seems like it was just a few years ago.
This afternoon, I am attending a Gracie’s high school graduation reception
It touched me that I was invited….
Wouldn’t miss it for the world.
In case you’ve never see it, here’s a picture of Winston, shortly before I had to tell her goodby:
Now that was some pig.