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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Good Ole Joe Part 5

I nevah wanted ta come here. Ma daddy thought me a real pain in the ass. Evah since dat ole farmer caught me n da wood shed givin it ta da Missus. I nevah ran so hard n so fast. Dodgin buck shot evah which way. Worth it though. Now that was one helluva cat! What I wouldn't do to git at hah agin. So... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Good Ole Joe Part 4

Was it really only 5 years ago dat dis a happened ta me? It seems like forevah. Was I evah dat young n innocent? I look in da mirror n tryin ta figgah out dat beaten down woman lookin at me...I git ta thinkin who would want me now? I look at Hank n think a those good times we use ta have. Wondah why... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Good Ole Joe Part 3

I was imaginin da town folk holdin a parade ta celebrate. People offerin me hanfuls a wilflowers n lots a them singin " Ding dong Joe is dead." as I walk past them cheerin n laughin fah da furst time in a long time. N me with a big silly grin. N at da end a da parade I would get da key ta da town... Sign in to see full entry.

Good Ole Joe Part 2

Wally, da kind ole greetah says "Welcome ta Wal Mart." Joe Jr. looked up at da ole man n before I could stop him hauled off n kicked him a good one in da shin. Joe gave our son a wink n says "Son, don't be a kickin ole Wally like that." as he rubbed his head once again n hugged him close ta his leg.... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Poof! From nowhere Once alone now feel surrounded Eagle eyes spy from afar Sniffs out the scent Circles the prey Papers mysteriously moved Conversations ended with a click...only to be followed by a second Wrestling and playing mind games Belittlement creates joy Layer by layer peeling away But as... Sign in to see full entry.

Good Ole Joe Part 1

We all have dreams of great things fah ouwah babies. No woman evah gives birth thinkin she will raise hah child ta be a monstah. From the time the doc tole me I was expectin ta ma baby's first breath I prayed ma baby be healthy. I dint care if I had a boy or girl - jist be healthy. Now Joe, my... Sign in to see full entry.

What Was I Thinking!

I have changed considerably since my high school days. I remember the heated debates over the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Phyllis Schafly and her Eagle Forum convinced many of us (yes, including me) that to pass the ERA would be disastrous. She played on our greatest fears in her messages. We... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Comments on Anne Sexton's Transformations

I was introduced to Anne Sexton in my Women's Studies Program at the university. I fell in love with her and her style of writing in Transformations. Sexton takes well-known Grimm's Fairy Tales and gives a modern spin to them. She writes an introduction to each of the fairy tales that perhaps she... Sign in to see full entry.

Are We There Yet? Child's Version of Visting Grandma

Station wagons are vogue The third row faces what we are leaving We wave to the cars as we pass them With giggles and smiles The shouts of excitement We're going to grandma's house! We shout from the back Faster! Faster! Anticipating the butterflies with each dip Down the hilly roads of Arkansas... Sign in to see full entry.

Are We There Yet? Parents Version of a Trip to Grandma's House

Ok everybody into the car! And away we go again to grandma's house And don't get me wrong But our trips are nothing like that Christmas It's more like this I claim dibs on back seat I claim dibs on the door Mooooooooooooooooooom! Did everybody use the bathroom? Don't touch me! Quit touching me!... Sign in to see full entry.

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