Monthly Archives: August 2013

PILLOW THOUGHTS

When your day is nearly done and your head is on your pillow how different are your thoughts than  when ten years ago your eye lids closed.   Or go back even farther and wonder what they were when you … Continue reading

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FIFTY YEARS AGO (recollections)

In our little city we marched. We weren’t big Washington, DC but we wanted to make it known that we could emulate “big time”.   I was in the front line — ten across — a few hundred of us … Continue reading

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SAY CHEESE

When did you first hear that? Someone wanted you to smile and you probably did whether you wanted to or not.   The camera has been around awhile — getting easier and easier to use. And many photographers still insist … Continue reading

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TO BECOME UNTICKLISH

When she was  a little girl her father, sometimes tickled her little feet as she lay napping or pretending  sleep — on Sunday afternoons.– testing her wakefulness   She didn’t  care for that at all!   She  taught herself to … Continue reading

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ROCK-A-BYE OLD MAN

Rock-a-bye old man in his recliner. There’s little he thinks of that could be finer.   He’s losing command of where he had prowess. Much of what he had once he has had to relinquish.   He does understand that … Continue reading

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THE MARRED SUNSET

  The sun was doing its best to impress as it set in the west.   But for some watchers telephone pole wires intruded.   Strung in the midst of their vision they marred the beauty of the sky.   … Continue reading

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IF YOU DIE

I have heard it said many times: IF YOU DIE but never in a funeral home — and never from an employee of one.   But she caught herself and immediately made the correction.   I was amused, and yet … Continue reading

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REKINDLED GRIEF

The other day I read a portion of a diary I once kept.   When finished I set it on a table beside me and I nearly wept.   There was so much that I encountered that isn’t any more. … Continue reading

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FIFTEEN MINUTES

Since you know so much you wonder why you know so little. The unknown world increases as you seek to understand.   I might add to all you have already grasped — another tidbit of information that I’m sure you’ll … Continue reading

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I WAS GLAD THAT I WAS NEARLY HOME

I watched the trees and listened to the wind.   I  saw them bend then bend again.   I  heard  and felt the motion of the wind.   It began as a whisper and the whisper grew.   Then there … Continue reading

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