Now and then some cosmic disturbance will cause a rivulet of time to turn away from the main stream, to make connection back stream
. When this happens, birds, soil, people caught in the branching tributary find themselves suddenly carried to the past.
Perhaps you saw him fishing on the back streams
of Worcester County, smoking his cigar or pipe to keep the black flies away, or driving the back roads of New England with Lucy and watching the wildlife that they both so loved.