Monday, January 23, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Unvetted Venting

Some things I write about because
I need to get the "whatever" out of my system.  

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Looking through years of undated files of family photos,  I notice,  time blends.  

Monday, January 16, 2017

Adding the Niceties

At eighty-five, She loves life - lives life.
And takes a lot of meds with side effects to do it.

Fashion clothing She wears.   Beauty shop of Fridays.
Fresh flowers always on the dining room table.
Roast beef dinners with carmeled carrots.
Cakes for every birthday.   
Not make do.

When She was twelve she picked potatoes in the fields
Along with all her other chores, to buy things
Out of Penny's catalog.
Clothes for herself and and her siblings.
Dotted Swiss fabric for curtains she knew how to sew.
Made to brighten her family's farmhouse living room.

Saturday, January 14, 2017


The elderly man at the check out line has in his cart 
a large bag of peanuts in the shell,  that is all.
Is this his dinner,  or is he feeding the squirrels?

Friday, January 13, 2017

Not to slip and fall

photo by Jeremy D.,  Jay's fish decoy, ice fishing friend.  
Twenty-four below with ice and snow, and we are told wherever we  walk, to walk like penguins.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Inconvenience Store

I live in a triangle
of three small towns where three stores long established have recently gone out of business- box, drug store, and mom and pop grocery.   Replaced?
Buying a dozen eggs now requires a long drive.

Friday, January 6, 2017

See There

I lost my good glasses.  (I was wearing an old pair that has  better bifocals for reading.)
I searched every possible corner and decided they'd gone out with the garbage on Tuesday morning.
I needed to find them.  This  old pair I'm wearing, barely survived a full cycle in the washing machine.  
But there!  At the bottom shelf of books they lay.  It's a good day.  

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Books Checking Out

Writing the Narrative by Chase and Del Plaine, 
copyright 1928:    
Authors who  spoke of  "interestingness". 
I suppose that word is all but obsolete.  

There are books on the shelves in the thrifts shops- 
the new old library.  
I'm finding volumes  that I like from the 1990's. 
For the most part,  interestingness is going by the wayside.   

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Hard Copy

Memorable Quotes
in Shabby Books
Let me write them.

Before I forget them.  

Monday, January 2, 2017

Something New in the Pot

Has anyone created 
the spicy/not spicy cook book yet?
On the same page and in 
the same pot.
Half of it spicy, and half of it not.  

Sunday, January 1, 2017

It's a New Day

I write everyday, but I'm not sure I can publish everyday.   So to make a resolution.

New Years Day.
The neighbors are  ice skating on the frozen lake-lights on poles in the snowbanks and music playing.

Friends you hear from at Christmas or afterwards

Don't you hate it when long ago,  far away friends email you when  your annual Christmas greeting card doesn't show. You want to...