It was the late 1800's, This young couple,Nicolia and Nathanial had come both from well to do families.
The town they were from was been taken over from the outlaws that had come into town, they were going North and West seeking gold. If riches were found they would come back into the town. They really were not only a danger to the people around them, but also to themselves. It was a different time, a different place.
There were the rich and the ones that wanted to be rich. Nathanial and Nicolia knew that they had to leave and find a place to start over, and make a new home. Nathanial had been offered by the people of the town the position of local Sheriff. He had never killed a man and had no intention of starting. It was an honor for him to be asked, but he was his own man and would live by his own rules. There were other men that were more qualified to be Sheriff than he. They said there goodbyes and left for Canada. It was a long, hard treacherous trip and they entered into wilderness that really was no place to take a lady. They kept their end goal in mind and prayed on it every day. They had one another and even though they were tired, they kept going.. They had no idea of the dangers that lurked before them. They were thrilled by the big burly guide, He seemed a little rough on the edges, but behaved like a true gentleman.. They managed to hunt to feed themselves. People had been very few and far between. They continued on into a strange country of beauty like no other. Luckily they had started there trek in early Spring as it was very possible they would not have survived the travel through the harsh mountains. After many days the guide, whom they had learned his name was Boomer seemed in very good Spirits. It would be soon now he said, This gave them new hope that all would be as they had hoped. The long travel was starting to show the wear on everyone, although they were determined not to show any weakness, as they all needed to stay strong for the others.
They managed to cross the mountains, and if what they had been told they would find there new home soon.
Boomer had scouted ahead, and came charging back on his beautiful horse, all excited saying he had found
some settlers ahead. The food would be plentiful, they were already building a church, and stores were going up. The people seemed mighty friendly. When you find land you want to claim you have to put a flag into the ground and then in to town where it will be put into your name. Nathanial and Nicolia hugged one another. They would keep scouting to see what they would find.
This was their first house they built together, it was nothing like what they were used to, but it had to be up before winter. The land they picked was very prosperous and anything the two touched turned to gold,
They were very well thought of in the area. In a few years they had six children and had built a better house.
Nathanial had done very well for himself, hunting, fishing, became a cattleman. He eventually moved his parents to live with them, His sister Kelsiandra dated Boomer for a while, but eventually Boomer went on his way over the Rockies up the Yukon way to dig for gold. He would show up every once in a while.
Kelsiandra eventually married an architect from way down South. His name was Luise.They eventually had four children. The whole family lived in the huge house and they were all together again. One big loving and happy family.!
The above story is fiction, I have often said that if I could have lived in any time, one hundred years ago would have been great. In nature, with the animals, under the stars, surrounded by mountains, living in a log cabin,planting my own garden, picking berries, being with the one I love ..It is really no different than what I live in now, I am close to the mountains, don't live in a log cabin. No matter what year you can live your dream you want. sometimes you already are living your dream without realizing it. Be happy!
I am grateful for my life.
Have a great weekend.
I wish we still dressed like Nathanial and Nicolia