Late Sunday afternoon Mabel and I climbed the hill to the playground. Before anything else she wanted to demonstrate her current way of playing hopscotch..Mabel's hopscotch game has grown more ambitious since the last time she showed it to me. The new rules appeared to require more acrobatics.
When we took a cookie break under the arbor, a toddler came teetering up to stare. Mabel turned and asked the mother if her little child could have some cookie. The mother took a tiny piece for this barely-walking baby, and the baby was enthralled.