By Danita Allen Wood
On a hot summer day when the kids were little, Greg and I took the kids to the Arch and the Museum of Westward Expansion. We enjoyed walking around and admiring the Arch, and I do not now recall the reason, but for whatever reason, Greg did not go to the top of the Arch with us. Maybe, it was because only the three kids and I fit into one of the little lift cars.
Evan, who was a little tyke then now but now an editor on our magazine staff, thought it was cool when we felt a little sway from the wind. Marissa and Callina were racing ahead reading the information panels. We all tried to pick out Greg, who had said he'd stay nearby.
He was pretty easy to pick out. He was the only person stretched out flat in the sunshine, lying on the lawn, with his backpack beside him and his cap over his face. Aha! The real reason he didn't come to the top!
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