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  • Writer's pictureJed Roper

A Tribute Story: Step Ahead Steve

This is a tribute to the third rope.

With every dawn, Steve would navigate his iconic red truck through the town’s lanes, ensuring Brushville's homes wore their best colors.

In the vivid town of Brushville, Steve wasn’t merely a paint contractor; he was an artist of homes. The red fisherman's hat atop his head symbolized excellence.

Into this world of color stepped Jaytee, a boy whose aspirations mirrored Brushville's radiant charm. "Steve," he exclaimed, "I want to paint magic just like you!"

With a knowing grin, Steve offers, "Every wall has a story. Ready to learn its language? And remember, always step ahead. Even if it's just one step."

Their weekends morphed into masterclasses. As Brushville awaited Mondays, Steve and Jaytee celebrated their shared love for painting with ice creams from Thrifty's, their conversations as varied and deep as the colors they used.

Yet, time, like paint, dries and fades. Steve's colorful journey met its sunset. But his essence left Brushville in a radiant cascade of colorful memories.

Jaytee trembled seeing the three items Steve had left behind, recognizing the legacy they represented. An attached note read: "Let the hues of color be a testament to our journey. The worlds your canvas now. And always remember to step ahead, you can always just start with one."

"Armed with the legacy of Steve's memories and fueled by his own distinct vision, Jaytee ensured that Brushville's walls weren't mere barriers but vibrant storytellers of the town's spirit."

Legacy is more than the echo of days gone by; it's the bold brushstroke that paints tomorrow's canvas. Guided by Steve's wisdom Jaytee ensures that the town's colorful soul continues to thrive, one brushstroke at a time and at least one step ahead.

Aloha Dad.

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