“Trick or Treat?” Maxfield said as the lady opened the door.
“Well don’t you look cute.” The lady said as she handed him some candy.
The lady was in her mid to late-something's.
“Hi.” I said. “I’m Bill. I just moved in four houses down. This is Max.”
“Oh, new neighbors, how nice.” She stepped out onto the porch and I shook her hand.
“Yes we live in the house with the blue shutters.”
“Okay. Next to the Jones’?”
“Welcome to the neighborhood.” She rested the candy bowl against her hip and appeared to settle-in for a conversation. “I was wondering who moved in. You should really like it here. It is a great location. Where are you from?”
Just then the woman’s dogs came to door and I could see them through the glass door. I recognized the dogs from numerous walks through the neighborhood.
“I grew up in this area, but we moved out of town and now we moved back.”
“Oh where did you live before?” She asked as one of the dogs started barking. “Casey, quiet down.” She scolded the dog.
“I recognize your dogs. I met them last week while your husband was out walking them.”
She was silent for a moment.
“Uh….That was my Father.” She said quietly.
“Goodnight.” She said.