Every Day

Deborah Hendrick on Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Asa Miller is up early, shaved, dressed, and ready for breakfast by six. Mrs. Miller likes to sleep in, and that’s fine, because if she’s awake she’s talking, and he enjoys the early morning quiet. He eats an egg, and two slices of Mrs. Miller’s delicious wheat bread.

At seven, he carries his flag outside and raises it smartly to the top of the pole. Then he looks for his newspaper, hoping the paperboy’s arm has improved. He pauses on the doorstep and smiles, watching the flag gallantly streaming, because at Mr. Miller’s house, every day is Flag Day.

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