ONE MORE BEFORE I GO

By John Thomas Tuft

Grace punched the code into the electronic lock keypad and entered the building for her shift as a CNA in the Fairfield Community House, an assisted living facility. The nights were getting longer and colder as winter approached. She clipped her name badge to her uniform and dug a package of Pecan Sandies cookies from her bag. They are Henry’s favorites. The 83-year-old widower with Alzheimer’s rarely received any visitors and Grace knew of his legendary sweet tooth. The hallway lights were turned low as she began a midnight…