Clyde wandered into the Bed & Breakfast when he was 16 years old. He ate dinner with Cornelius and his family and never left. He was traveling from Oregon. Clyde lived there most of his life in an Orphanage. One day he decided to leave, he figured no one would ever adopt a 16 year old, so it was time to make his own destiny. Clyde loved fixing things and was pretty good at it. Mr. Cornelius picked up on that right away and offered him a job.
Clyde was medium build and slightly taller than average. His light colored hair had a natural wave pattern, one side of his bangs hung right over his left eye. He still had his boyish innocent looking face. His eyes were deep green with a friendly glow. He was always envied for his long eyelashes by the girls at the orphanage.
Clyde loved working at the Bed &Breakfast as the handyman. Cornelius kept him pretty busy repairing things around the property. He felt like part of the family. He often thought about those he left at the orphanage. They were his family too, but he had to leave. One day when he was at the orphanage he asked the caretakers, how he got there? They brushed the question off for a few years until they thought he was old enough he figured. When he was about twelve years old the supervisor showed him a note from his file. It read:
Please accept this package,
We don’t have enough food or money to take care of him. Please treat him well and tell him his mom and dad love him. When we get in a better situation we will be back to get him.
Thank you and God bless
Clyde learned that he was three when he was left there some years ago. Well, at sixteen years old Clyde still hadn’t heard from his family that was supposed to be coming back. He told himself after a while that it didn’t matter anymore, but deep inside it did. It showed every time he tried to do something, like attend the trade school. He had no support and no one to help financially or otherwise. Clyde was definitely not ready to face another rejection, so he had to leave. He knew the orphanage did what they could to care for him, but what they had, they needed to help more than just him. Sometimes they struggled to do that. Clyde was hopeful, but he knew life wouldn’t be easy for him.