TAPS' Take

Monday, December 24, 2018

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Christmas Hopes And Dreams

Santa is already in the Netherlands. The little Mouse in Orlando is jumping for joy that this is the night he comes to his place of residence beneath the family home where the little girl and boy have hung their Christmas socks beside the tree because there is no chimney for entrance, and no snow... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

The Age Of Poignancy

Birthdays don't mean much to Ribcage. Today is his, but when he finally came out of his room for a cup of coffee today, he acknowledged my Happy Birthday wishes with a grunt that if it was a word, I couldn't tell what. To anyone who asked, he has been calling himself 58 ever since the year 2018... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Life's Like That

A day ago Jan, a well-liked resident of Sis's apartment complex for senior citizens, was teaching her class for Chair Yoga at their apartment in the activities room, as usual. The next day Sis exited her apartment and found a line of unkempt and upset old ladies standing like a line of vultures down... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

To Embrace Sadness

".....and should my memory fail so that I remember no more, I think that day the gentle rain will fall as tears, in longing for the company that we kept." ~ TAPS A sadness sits upon my head, and weighs upon my heart....a sadness that will not go away with the reading of Blogit bits, or the playing... Sign in to see full entry.

Tell Me A Story

The small farms on the south side of Richmond, MO in those years were the Bohemian Czechs. In fact, going south on Camden Road were many Jelinek families all kin. There were three families with a Rose Jelinek and they were all cousins. There was Rose (my mom), Big Rose, and Little Rose called Rosie.... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 14, 2018

A Permanent Job?

It finally ended--the Year 1935, but not the Depression, not the dust storms, not the suffering, not the displaced, not the homeless, not the hunger, not the unemployed, not the food lines, the scrabbling for daily needs. The Year 1936 found Hursel and his family still living with Rose's parents on... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Come Boy, We Play Ka'-zi-no

Christmas of 1935 was a special one for Rose and Hursel even though the world was upside down in the Great Depression with the Dust Bowl from Canada through Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. Hursel's Papa passed away On April 6, on the 14 of April, known as Black Sunday, the Dust Bowl hit in full force... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

For Love Of Family

The first genealogy that I ever read that I can remember is that of Jesus in the Holy Bible. It was fascinating to me that the Old Testament of the Bible contained the stories of the people listed in the genealogy from Adam on and the New Testament tells the story of the birth of Christ which we are... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Diving In

How does a would-be writer pick up on a story that happened almost a century ago, and was dropped from all intention of continuation more than three years ago? Bits and pieces of the story already told attack my pea-brain with accusations of malpractice in the art of storytelling, while parts untold... Sign in to see full entry.

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