Tag Archives: Family

Blowing In the Wind

I put this song up earlier last week, but then left it because I couldn’t think of a thing to say in response to it, let alone write anything coherent in relationship to it. Actually I think I was hoping … Continue reading

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Journal Writing Prompt #5

  Okay, this prompt will be easier than last week. It’s another list, but with something added. Make a list of your family members (those of which you see most often and are close to). Then make a list of … Continue reading

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Finger Nail Polish and The Sticky Stuff of Life

  My Mother passed away just over two weeks ago. Her funeral was on May 8th, the day before Mother’s day. This post is not about grief, its process of sorrow, and sadness. My Mother was 91 years old and … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Passenger Seat?

  Okay, I am frustrated this morning. Wanted to post a new poem on my poetry site, but kept getting knocked off when I tried. Was trying to copy and paste because of some of the wordage within the piece, … Continue reading

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Stone and Water and the Red-Cross Driver

  I’ve been sitting here, in front of this blank page, for over half an hour. So many thoughts about what I could write have floated in and out of my head, that if strung together, and actually written down, … Continue reading

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Personal Take Cont. (WT, as well)

  I came home from the hospital to a totally different environment than the one I had left beneath the rear wheel of my father’s big black Pontiac. My world had been altered and, when I looked in the mirror, … Continue reading

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A Very Personal Take

  At age four, I went through possibly the most traumatic experience of my life. I was playing outside with my younger sister. It was winter and we’d just had another snowfall in a snow filled Wisconsin season. Sidewalks were … Continue reading

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Distillation

The day before yesterday, my siblings and I hosted a party to celebrate my Mother’s ninetieth birthday. We rented the back room of a local restaurant and invited some family and friends. About 60 people showed up to share in … Continue reading

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“Roll On 18 Wheeler, Roll On”

Last evening, my oldest daughter and I spent several hours downloading music onto a playlist which will accept 100 pieces of music. That seemed rather daunting to begin with, but in a matter of hours, between the two us, we … Continue reading

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