Monthly Archives: May 2020

Five Brothers, One Family

As we recall this Memorial Day all the sacrifices made, we are grateful as a country for our liberty. We visit cemeteries, march in parades, fly the flag, recite the Pledge of Allegiance and sing our National Anthem. We are … Continue reading

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Let That Be Our Secret!

Wanted to be in nature so a walk in our village park fit the bill. Sights and sounds galore. The clock rang the hour followed by carillon music. Park benches near the water fountain beckoned. My eyes and ears were … Continue reading

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Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue

Sometimes my mother played some favorite tunes on the piano after dinner all the while singing along to the songs. My father frequently sang along. These two lovebirds sang to one another.     My Dad frequently touched my Mom’s shoulders … Continue reading

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The Backward Clock

A former colleague made a backward clock much like the ones used in barbershops which were not backward when looking in the mirror. Such a clock   hangs on our kitchen wall. A conversation piece. When I put new batteries … Continue reading

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The Gray Bushy Tails

  Advancing stealth-like, clad in gray the troops swiftly covered the territory. Now on the border between our properties. Ultimate goal this mission: the prize hanging from the fir tree. Gray bushy tails whipped in frenzy pausing momentarily to gaze … Continue reading

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