Winter 1830 – Looking Past the Horizon

Father said, “Are you certain that you want to do this? We might not return for years.” 

I laughed. “We have already been gone for years. Magnolia and Hyancinth have no need of us. I think we make their menfolk nervous.” 

“And other menfolk? Are there none to keep you here?”

“I will talk with you of many things Father, but not of men.”