Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Hodmandod Major has found a job. It has taken several months since graduating in the summer. It is hard these days. But he has a job in Manchester so he will be leaving home. Finally, absolutely, leaving home. No longer a student coming home in the vacations but a man with his own place away from here. He will be gone and everything will change. I am glad because it is the natural order of things. Children leave home and it is right that they do. They move away, become independent and I would wish nothing else for him. But he will be gone. Just three places at the table. It will take some time for us all to get used to this.