TAPS' Take

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Message From Kabu

I found a message to me from Kabu that is for everyone at Blogit: Hi dear TAPS. I have no computer with me so no Blogit. Can you just tell everyone that I am safe and resting up in my hideaway. Wiley is fine but cross. His personality is not gone yet. The great escape artist is alive and well... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 31, 2019

It's Always Green Somewhere

A poet from long, long ago (1600's) was known for saying many things, one of which was: "Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises." His name was Pedro Calderón de la Barca y Barreda González de Henao Ruiz de Blasco y Riaño. Someone in his family must have been... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

On The Night Watch

The night is quiet tonight after the rain. There are no noises tonight. It is after midnight, the doors are closed, no cars roll up or down the street. No sirens are heard on the I-35 freeway not far behind us. The birds are silent, even the owl who sometimes WHOOOO's at night are silent....but I am... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Always Flowers

"There are always flowers for those who want to see them." ~ Henri Matisse This morning I am so enjoying new blooming flowers on my hibiscus tree on my balcony after the bad weather last evening (tornadoes and flooding). No one I know personally was injured or property destroyed, but there was much... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Phil's Surprise

When P.D picked up Grandson Phil at the adult daycare today, the manager informed Son of a Phil surprise for everyone. He described how Phil thought he'd try something new today. For those of you who might not have read my previous posts about Grandson Phil, he was born with Angleman's Syndrome--a... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 17, 2019

A Lost Soul

A new experience for me today. Someone thought that I was a lost Alzheimer's patient wandering around. Usually it is me worried about someone else. Stephen and I were going to go grocery shopping together at HyVee. HyVee at Englewood & North Oak Trafficway is my favorite grocery store and has been... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

"Mom" was not my first name, but it will forever be my favorite name, followed closely by "Grandma". Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

The Czech Side

It is fun to surmise from whence one came in the far distant past and imagine what it was like then and how times got from then to now. One can go only so far back with old photos, old letters, old family tales, but the more one learns, the more one wants to know. Curiosity builds on curiosity just... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Happy Easter

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Invite To An Outing

First day in a while that I have felt like anything other than an old decrepit geriatric. It feels like a day that I could write wondrous and beautiful poems or stories, or epic themes of life and love. But at the moment I can't think of anywhere to begin or which way to go from a beginning if I had... Sign in to see full entry.

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