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Anniversary

We’ve just celebrated our fiftieth wedding anniversary with close family and lots of laughter. Great fun. And now for the next 50 … A ANNIVERSARY we came hand-in-hand down the aisle no idea that we would walk into campgrounds       a … Continue reading

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An Ordinary Man

Remembrance Day is coming up, and I wonder about my father, who died in Normandy, June 1944: what kind of man he would have been if he had survived the war? Was he changed by his experiences of the desert, … Continue reading

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Single

How do people manage on Social Assistance when they have kids, rent to pay, groceries to buy? Are they able to work even part-time? find time to play? … A SINGLE one slim bag of groceries                          three kids and no … Continue reading

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Losing the Thread

Family gabfests are apt to range swiftly from one topic to another: memories shared; a touch at politics; who is doing what, when, and where. An endless discussion that leaps from math to kids to computers to books … LOSING … Continue reading

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High Style

Is anything more fun than taking a child to the park? Watching her, or him, on the slides, checking out all the equipment, just plain having fun? … A HIGH STYLE                                        he swooshes down the long yellow slide wearing green … Continue reading

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3 Grass Haiku

Sun and wind have begun to dry wild grasses along the hedgerows and roadsides, in the woods. Hay has been cut, baled, and stored; a second, or even a third, cut is possible … dry grass bends under the wind … Continue reading

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Heritage

We pass on to our children and grandchildren parts of who we are, face, eyebrow, the way we walk. It’s fascinating to me to see who carries a likeness, and in what way … HERITAGE hand-prints like mine                        on the … Continue reading

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Drawn into Words

I’ve written poetry all my life, starting when I was about six. Poetry first, short or long stories, whatever it takes to string one word after another … DRAWN INTO WORDS the first seduction –                     a line of ecstatic red … Continue reading

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Considering Gifts

Choosing gifts for people can be a real headache: what do they like? what would they most appreciate? do they need clothes? want books? DVDs? the list of choices is endless … A CONSIDERING GIFTS shall I offer words hanging … Continue reading

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Sandbox

Today we remember those who have died in war, and we long for a time when there is peace in our hearts, in our hands, in our world … Remembrance Day … SANDBOX let there be a time when darkness … Continue reading

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