TAPS' Take

Sunday, July 23, 2017

After The Storm

Yes, the sun has been shining hot, hot, hot, pulling moisture out of the wet ground, turning it to humidity, mixing the humidity with heat and making it unbearable for the unfortunates. First of all, I must say that I am not one of the unfortunates. Other than one tree branch lying in the yard, and... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Big Daddy To The Rescue

"The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him." - Pablo Casals. Do you remember Little Abby of the chicken farm and her pet hen that was killed by their new dog that was... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 20, 2017


In response to a comment made by Pat_B to my post of yesterday on my Poetry Blog ( Go to Haiku And Other Aperçus ), I must admit that quite often the prompts to silliness come from Ribcage, as did the words "assiduity" and "asphodel". He is definitely a word-smith when it comes to words especially... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Why At Night?

I know it's an old building. I first noticed it about 1965, and it wasn't new then. I know we have been having hard rains of the deluge type. I know that something around here is always in need of maintaining. But, why must this place always make its noises at night...banging, tapping, dripping... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Silver Fountains Mud

For the second summer in a row, P.D. has a doe with triplets coming out of the woods to graze in his yard and drink from his little stream that last night was a roaring river. Yes, we had another deluge....something like two inches in just a couple of minutes. The clouds moved in. Suddenly a flash... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

I Don't Want To Die On The Throne

Marguerite was a long-time friend of mine. She was a whole lot older than I. She was even older than my mother. She reached a good old age, raised eight children of her own and even in her eighties was still teaching piano lessons to children, as well as violin, accordion, and other musical... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Missing Deerstalker

I was perched in P.D.'s aerie, very early in the morning, awaiting a fresh hot coffee being brought to me from the house. I had brought the blueberry muffins to share with him as they are his favorites....big ones with sprinkled sugar on the top. No, I did not bake them. On the way over, I had... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

I Used To Be Whistled At

Now it's, Vrrrooom, Vrrrooom and, "Hey Granny, get a move on it!" Making a stop at QuickTrip on a beautiful Saturday afternoon can be a bit harrowing with vehicles continually in and out, people who never signal, and you are not sure what they want to do. If I'm not sure, I do not take chances. I'm... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 7, 2017

After All, This Is A Journal

It seems that, after all these years, I still have not really focused on what kind of journal this is. I figured it would be good to evaluate what I have in this blog to see if it meets any kind of standards for the word "Journal". It would seem, from the title of this "journal", "TAPS' Take," that... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Stymied By An Unknown Quantity

My driver's license came due on my 80 th birthday. I decided to get it out of the way ahead of time, so I went yesterday. First off, I will say, that, yes, I did pass the things that one must do on the examination in order to pass, but there were a few aggravating moments, my new photo for one of... Sign in to see full entry.

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