The old man walks, slowly, with a wobble. He is thin and frail. He sometimes falls asleep, mid-thought. He says things in answer to questions asked long ago. The old man is grumpy and impatient. He often roars at the world and snaps at those closest to him. Do they not see? This old man… Continue reading Old Man with a Wobble
Carson City, Nevada was a smaller town when we lived there. We only had a few stores. If we wanted to buy certain clothes or specialty items, we made a trip to Reno. We had a couple of small malls. One had J C Penney, the other had Skaggs Drugs and K-Mart. My three year… Continue reading The Pink Girl
A question has come up about how long it takes me to be ready to leave my house after morning chores, which include gardening and tending chickens. I often have wet, muddy or cold feet after spending time outside. When I come inside, I always wash my feet and put on fresh socks and shoes.… Continue reading Wash Your Feet~ memories and well used advice.
Christmas has always been magical to me, even if the circumstances of life in general weren’t so nice. The year I was fifteen stands out in my mind. My mom and her sister, Aunt Ruthie, divorced women, found a little house they could afford, if they bought it together. My sister, Christy, and I,… Continue reading Joy to Remember
Muffins are the perfect pick-me-up for elevenses, after the yard chores are completed and it’s too early for lunch. Once the chickens are fed, and the garden has water, so nothing dies of winter kill, I like a little snack while I get started on indoor chores. Here is the beautiful Yellow Delicious apple tree… Continue reading Fresh Apple Muffins
I can’t say for sure that Fall is not my favorite season of the year. It must be the actual time of being in it, that makes Fall seem to glow in golden light and make the air crisp and the sky seem so blue. One of the most satisfying aspects of Fall is, to… Continue reading Lady Godiva Pumpkins
The sky glows yellow and reflects light from the sun, after it has gone below the horizon. The air is still, and full of flying creatures, all on their way to find a place to rest for the night. I rise, gently, to a height where the sun can be seen in the distance, as… Continue reading Flying