Category Archives: Memories

In Celebration of Him, and Her

Well, it is done. Again this year I trudged into the basement closet and located the boxes of Christmas that reside there. My wife was always a holiday person. It made no difference which one it was. As one would … Continue reading

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The Old Mill

The pristine stream through fertile lands Spills oer the sluice where the old mill stands The tides of time upon it fall With feet of stone and weathered wall Where once the mighty water wheel Powered the stone that ground … Continue reading

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Scooter

The first time I saw his picture on the web, I was in love. I little Cocker Spaniel named Scooter, about one year old, was down in Arkansas looking for a forever home. After talking it over with my wife, … Continue reading

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Cobwebs

Up creaky stairs in the atticDim light through grimy windowsDancing on cobwebs Forgotten treasures  Cloaked in dust Huddle in silence Maternity clothesStored in anticipationOf expectations never met Ebony discsEtched with musicLike their makers, now forgotten Leather tomesHistory in black and … Continue reading

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The Teddy Bear

The teddy bear sits all alone On the shelf where he was thrown Long ago by a child fair Who no longer visits there The little girl has grown Each day watching on his own Through his button eyes once … Continue reading

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Did You Ever

Did you ever walk in sunshine, following a rain Did you ever hold a loved one when you knew they were in pain Did you ever smile at someone just because you could Did you ever hug a little child … Continue reading

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Things My Parents Taught Me

This morning I opened my email and was pleasantly surprised by one that was sent to me by an also 60+ friend.  Not only did I get a chuckle, but a reminder of the way life was when I was … Continue reading

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Killin Time

I have always loved music.  I can’t sing and I can’t play an instrument, so it was always a spectator sport for me.  But I loved what I heard, whether I could create it or not.  I’m talking any kind … Continue reading

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It’s Called A Book

One of the nice things about growing old, or as I prefer, mellow, is that it is so much easier to find humor in almost anything.  Most of the time, it is self deprecating because I harbor the belief that … Continue reading

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Gone Are The Days

Gone are the days when we strolled through the heather Gone is the laughter we shared Back when our days were spent most together Back when for each other we cared Time was cruel when it played with our heartstrings … Continue reading

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