Note: I am off on a writer's retreat most of this week, and it is truly "off the grid." I will schedule another fan story to 'see you through' until I get back, but that's all I have for now. The next fan story after this is 3 parts.
Who would think Chad would find a girl? Well it’s true.
One day, Chad was in town and I was with him. We were picking up an order of grain. I had accidentally left the grain bag open back at home, and some animals had gotten in and eaten up most of the grain.
Chad was in a bad mood and was scolding me about my leaving the grain bag open. Suddenly, he stopped talking. Now, that is weird for Chad to stop scolding . . . especially me. I asked him. ''Are you okay?"
“Uh-huh," was his reply.
I followed his gaze and saw he was looking at a—would you believe it—a young lady about nineteen or twenty. Suddenly, a group of kids came yelling and shouting down the street. The lady was holding the reins of a gorgeous brown horse.
The horse reared. Thankfully ,the lady was not on the horse, but standing by its side. Chad, with me close behind, ran over to see if she was okay.
When we got there, Chad asked, "Are you okay?"
"Oh, yes, I'm fine. Those kids just spooked Lightening Bug," was the cheery reply. "Oh ,I am Lydia Walsh and this”—she said, motioning to a young man coming towards us—"is my brother Andrew. We are in town for the fair that’s going on”
"Howdy," Andrew said.
Than Chad spoke up. "Hi. I am Chad Carter, and this is my little sister Andrea, but she prefers being called Andi."
Andrew turned to Lydia and said, "You can sign up for the cattle penning event in the drugstore."
Lydia turned to me and said, "Andi, do you want to work with me in the cattle penning?"
I looked at Chad and he nodded ‘yes.’ Mother had said I could enter if Chad said I could. "I would be happy to," I said.
We practised out at our ranch, and Lydia was a great horseback rider.
The day of the fair came, and we won first prize. Cory Blake and Jack Goodwin came in second.
After more visits, Chad started courting Lydia, and two years later they were married.