This takes place across the Mississippi River.This also takes place during the spring time. He was running errands for his mother across the lake to the village store.It is about a 10mins walk, which he has taken numerous times.Sometimes he would stop and see his friend. A girl he had gone to school with.The girl name was Barbara,and his name is Hank.
His dog was also tagging along.Skip was the dogs name, and he always followed Henry. Skip usually was ahead since there was one path to the village.Sometimes, they stopped and rested under an old Banyan Tree. In fact Barb and Hank, they had carved their initials on the tree.
The weather was beautiful it was spring time, and the flowers were beginning to bloom. The trees were leafing. The birds were singing. It was a fun time. He was feeling happy, even romantic because he was thinking about Barb as he skipped along.