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Father’s Day on the Summer Solstice

Father’s day is very important to me as it is to all who are/were fortunate enough to have a good and loving Dad. I see so much of him in me. We have an understanding, a deeper knowing because of … Continue reading

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Tea Party

Tomorrow I am hosting a tea party in honor of Grandma Helyn. Sisters and best friends of two generations will come together to eat tea sandwiches and my lavender love cookies off Grandma’s rose china. How perfect that the stamp … Continue reading

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Thinking of Moms

Using postage stamps as prompts for Na/GloPoWriMo (poetry writing month) is a hoot. This is my second stamp collection NaPoWriMo so my mind is trained to start a poem a flowin’ whenever I lay and eye on one. The poem … Continue reading

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Heritage

Poem #3 –  Stamp collection – National/Global Poetry Writing Month 2017 Heritage What do we pass on? Our values Work ethic Protruding big toes Kitchen skills The “old” ways A Heritage of handcraft Grandma Dorothy’s twisted fingers massaging dough for … Continue reading

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There’s no place like Mom

There’s no place like Mom There’s no place like Mom A safe place without judgement There’s no place like Mom A warm place full of unconditional welcome A nurturing place with good food and big hugs A fun place with … Continue reading

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Rules to observe for a good birthday

Rules to observe for a good birthday My 47th birthday Never, never go to work. Open your eyes to see the sunrise but sleep-in to a luxurious time. Be selfish Spend time only with those you love including some time … Continue reading

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Dog days of summer

Dog days of summer When the dust billows and lingers above the gravel road, when the lawn goes brown and the pond goes green, when the heavy apples fall and the combines slowly chew through the fields, it’s the dog … Continue reading

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Tap Root

Tap root 6/20/2015 for Father’s Day with the whole family together to celebrate When we burst forth from the womb, we sink it down into the homestead of our grandfathers A new umbilical cord Connection to the bones of old … Continue reading

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To Ben on his 2nd birthday from Super Gram on her 100th birthday

Today is my Grandmother’s 100th birthday. My nephew, Ben, turned two on Thursday. Instead of Great Grandmother (which sounds too old to Grandma) the great grandkids call her Super Gram. Being the oldest grandchild, I have watch Grandma change and … Continue reading

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For Lauren

For Lauren 11/22/2012 Sometimes life comes into this world with such force that it requires the miracle of a mother’s sacrifice to complete the circle. Lauren gave her life for life, for the life of a beautiful child destined to … Continue reading

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