I love this poem – it reminds me of my funny, little grandmother who was rural -almost primitive in her wild, glorious way. #poem #aprilpoetrymonth #grandmother
A few final days of December Reflections 2016 Photo Challenge – today is Day 27 – My Smile. Awhile back I posted a picture of my Dad and my friend Heather said “you have his smile” – it’s funny but I never thought about that and it really pleased me to know that I do. Especially since he has passed away in 1967. I also found it very touching that she would notice this as she never met him. Thank you dear friend!
Day 18 of the August Break Photo Challenge – I have not completed all the days of the challenge but I am posting what words resonate with me. Day 18’s word was “5 years ago”. This is a picture of my Mom Enid at the Pierce County Fair in Ellsworth, WI with her dear friend Betty. Mom grew up in Ellsworth, WI – a nice little town in a rural area and the County Fair was one of her most cherished places. She attended the fair all of her life except for the year the stroke hit her when she was almost 80 and then the last year or two of her life (she died at age 93). My twin sister Bonnie and I made sure she got to the fair all four days and she loved it. I love this picture of her and her dear friend. That was the best part of the fair – seeing all your friends. #augustbreak2016
It is Day 2 of the August Break 2016 Photo challenge proposed by Susannah Conway. http://www.susannahconway.com/august-break-2016/
Today’s word is “Leaf”.
My leaf is a little yellow leaf from my sweet cousin Sam in Seattle. It was a long, cold, hard Winter in Minnesota. I like Winter but these were endless days of cold and snow and dark commutes to work. I came home and felt like it was an endurance test just to get the mail and make it through the front door. While I was still bundled up in coat and scarf, I opened a small envelope and inside was a brief letter from my cousin and as if it was a sign of Spring to come, a delicate yellow leaf fluttered to the kitchen counter. I don’t know where the letter is but I’ve kept the leaf as I was so touched by the thought of it. Our Mothers (mine – Enid and his – Yvonne) used to press fall leaves in heavy books.
The photo is of my Mother Enid (in the blue coat) and Yvonne on a ferry boat in Seattle. These two little sisters had not seen each other in some time but were always close (that is a story for another day). #augustbreak2016