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Friday, June 8, 2018

Tale Of A Broken Coccyx

The airborne fluff from the cottonwood trees surrounding the lake across the road gives the impression that it is snowing on this very warm and sunny day. Though I can't see the tree itself from here, it makes me happy to know it is there. It takes me back to my childhood home and the huge... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Fourth Day

The First Day, the words flowed and my fingers tapped across the keyboard telling what was on my mind that was important to me and I felt interesting for someone else to read. It needed very little editing. All it needed was a little photo that I had taken last year, and it was tucked away in my... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Phil Has A Job

He cannot speak. At least he can not form words or voice his mind, but he speaks with his eyes, his expressions, his body language, his smile, his laughter. I have never seen a person not smile back at him or get angry at him, or desire to mistreat him. Curiosity is the worst reaction I've seen and... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Two-Thirds Over And Gone

SPRING IN THE EYES OF RIBCAGE woods rife with birdsong alive in fresh air nothing but puffery blowin' the hair. kilter yer lemma furbish the bell toss those long-johns six feet in the air. I don't think anyone dislikes winter more than Ribcage. He learned to hate it when he was in the US Navy and... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Falling By The Wayside

When the mind does not want to furnish the fingers the wherewithal to exercise the keyboard to produce an interesting or educational or comical post, one might as well take leave (fall by the wayside) and do something more conducive to life and living. Thus, in the interest of spring cleaning, I... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Fun Of

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Paid To Quit

I've been paid to stay at a job, but I've never been paid to quit. Apparently (so it says on the Internet) that Amazon pays employees $5000 to quit working there. That's a new one on me, but then, I'm sure I'm way behind the times. After they are paid to quit, they can never work for Amazon again.... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

I Really Am Old

I really am old, aren't I? I don't see myself that way in my mind. Most of the time I don't feel that way. But, looking at me...and my Grandson Peter...and my Great-grandbaby Vivienne, I have to ask, "Who is that old lady in the picture? I think I like her. She looks like my Grandma Jelinek did the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

One Of A Kind

What better day to think about the past, to write about the past, to talk about the past? What better time to remember the past, than Mothers Day? That is especially true if you had a good match--What I mean by that is a match made in heaven. That term is usually referring to a husband and wife, but... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Letter To A Far Away Loved One

"Darling One. Auntie Nila stopped by a bit ago. I greeted her with my usual happiness at her visits. She is such a sweetie. But somewhere into her visit, the atmosphere changed from sunshine to tears. How can this be? It was supposed to be "happy ever after" after your last bout with hospitals and... Sign in to see full entry.

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