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Thursday, June 20, 2019 An Empty Nest Full of Sour Milk By Dorothy Rosby For a lot of parents, the reality of the empty nest hits them like a crate of high school yearbooks that day they walk into their child’s vacant bedroom. Not me. When my son flew the coop more than a year ago, he left a whole lot of stuff behind in the nest. Even now, when I walk into his bedroom, I can hardly tell he’s gone. So no, it wasn’t the room that brought empty nest home for me. It hit me that day I tasted sour milk for the first time in 18 years. Milk was never around long enough to go bad when Isaac was home. There were times when he was‘growing up I’d considered buying a milk cow. Now all of sudden, the milk has soured and so have a few other things. For one, my sincere belief that all these years, he was the one leaving lights on in empty rooms and dirty dishes all over the house. And he was the one eating the Easter candy long before Easter and the Halloween candy before the trick-or— treaters arrived. Now I know better. So do our trick- or-treaters. Then he came home for a visit and I had another shock. Apparently, all the while, I was raising my son to think for himself, I was assuming it would be exactly like I think, because of course, I’m right. Now I often find myself fervently praying the prayer of the empty nest mom: Dear Lord, guide my child when we’re apart and my mouth when we’re together. Yes, it’s not easy watching your chicks leave the , nest, but don’t let me scare you. You’ve been in training for this. If your children are like my son was, you’ll hardly see them during their senior year anyway. I’d notice food missing from the fridge. I’d hear the shower in the basement now and then. I’d see his belongings scattered around, but other than that, there was little evidence he lived here at all. It was like having a travel writer rent our basement—— a travel writer who never paid his rent. But my son was preparing me and I appreciate it in the way you appreciate a flu shot. It hurts for a \ while, but it‘keeps you from getting really sick later on. I look at it this way: We spend all those years raising them to be independent, and darn it, it works. I’m guessing the only thing harder than having your child leave the nest is having them decide they never will. Dorothy Rosby still has a cat, a bird, and a husband to keep her company. It must be them leaving the lights on. Warren County Sheriff ’3 This information was obtained directly from‘ the Warren County Sheriff‘s OIIIce. Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. . June 10th 21:23, 86.3 mile marker State 5/Iowa.5: Kirk Brown, Knoxville, was traveling southbound on Hwy 5. Unknown if deer was in the middle of the road or ran into Brown. Brown struck deer and ended up putting the motorcycle down. ‘Brown was injured during the accident and was transported to Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. The motorcycle was impounded by law enforcement due to driver’s injuries. No one observed the accident occur. June 12th ‘ 11:00, US 65 and Pershing St measuring 0 feet north from US 65 and Pershing St: Deer ran into the roadway and was struck by the front of the‘ vehicle driven by Joyce Dollison, Fruitland Park, FL. Damage to the'grill, hood, bumper, and radiator. The vehicle was leaking coolant. Vehicle was towed at the driver’s request by Tomin Towing. HOMES O AIIIII’I‘IUNS ' llliMillllil, 0 DECKS Excavation Services Available Dirt work '- Grading Custom Tile Showers- Full Bathroom Remodels ohnemusconstruction@gmail.com 515-202-1805 N/Warren Town and County News THE CLASSIFIEDS Classified advertising is 25 cents a word with a $3.50 minimum and MUST be paid in advance of publication. 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