Rick was middle aged. Maybe forty five, perhaps even fifty. His father Andrew did not stop pushing the edger along the sidewalk, neatly partitioning grass from concrete.
“Dad, you need to turn off the machine.”
Andrew let go of the trigger, and silence descended to the street.
“Oh! Hello Rick! Good to see you.” Andrew eased himself down to hands and knees and used a stick to work loose a chunk stuck in the blade.
“Dad.” Rick pointed to the machine, “You need to put that away.”
“Don’t be ridiculous.” The old man used the handle for support and got back up.… Read the rest