I got tired of doing the chores with uncertain steps shrouded in the darkness of night. Even though I went to feed calves at 6:30, the blackness overtook in the shadows. “Wouldn’t it be a grand thing,” I thought, “to have a light with me that I did not have to carry in my hand?”
Then, I remembered a trinket I had bought during my Vacation Bible School days many summers ago. That year our class had a cave-type theme. Since spelunkers use lights mounted on their heads, I used a similar one while teaching the children. “That would work,” I thought. So I traipsed off to the attic room upstairs. Sure enough…it was there! All it needed was a new battery.
I fixed it up and stretched its elastic straps over my head and turned it on. It worked. Great!! What a find.
I stepped out into the blackness of the night and could see the path ahead. To my delight, I did not have to step out onto the barnyard slab and feel my way to the stairs as I hefted the milk pails up to the calf shed.
That is one item I am glad I did not toss when the kids left the roost. It still has hours of use left.