She grabbed a bowl and dipped out the last of the oatmeal.
It was Roger who introduced first himself, then Charlie, who dipped his paper in acknowledgment, and Harold, who set down the news and looked at Dean over the top of his glasses, curious about the visit.
"Give him an 'A' for effort." she answered as she closed her eyes, dipped her head back.
She said nothing, the world too surreal for her, and turned her head away as he dipped his head.
While there remained much of the afternoon, the shortened days of winter dipped the sun below the towering mountains as the tired couple finished the loop, returned to their jeep and left for home.