I thought Prudence got the best of Ruth – The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd
Sometimes when I’d see Ruth sitting with Prudence, laughing and talking the way we used to when we were back on the farm, I’d feel jealous of what they had. I thought Prudence got the best of Ruth and I got what was left over.
Now I regret ever thinking such a thing. The truth is Prudence gave me the best of Ruth, she gave me back the happy life-loving woman I married and I owe her for that. If it wasn’t for her, Ruth might never have made it through those last few months of carrying Joy.
I should have told Prudence these things when I had a chance, now it’s too late. She’s gone and all I can do is regret that I didn’t tell her.