The sun was creeping across my bed; it was time to get up.
My name is Ruth and today we were going to my Aunt Sadie’s in the country. My father and mother were already up. I could hear them in the kitchen making breakfast.
I am eight years old and we were going to meet my cousins Vina and Bernice at Aunt Sadie’s. Vina is nine years old and Bernice is seven years old. We were going to spend the rest of the summer together. I just couldn’t wait to see them, and of course Aunt Sadie and Uncle Jim, too. We were going to have so much fun! When I came down to breakfast I had to hurry as my parents were nearly ready to leave for the ride to Aunt Sadie’s.
I was so happy we were going on the open trolley car with the wind blowing against our faces and hair. I think the conductor always went real fast in the woods around the curves. I felt like the trolley would leave the tracks so I just held on real tight.