If I could see you one more time, I would tell you that I'll love you forever. I would tell you that, though no longer here, you are still part of my soul. When I think of you and the great moments we shared, I smile deep inside. You were so protective; I was a … Continue reading Love Trail/NaPoWriMo Day 27
Doris Elaine Wood! Where in the world are you? It's gettin' dark out there and supper's ready! I'm comin', I'm comin' Mother! I was down the street at Sonya's. When I call you to supper, I better not have to call you again! What were y'all doin' anyway? We were just watchin' the sun set. … Continue reading West Texas Twang/NaPoWriMo Day 18
The castle walls are cold, even though it is fairly hot And humid outside. I'm dressed in four layers from the inside out, and still my fingers have grown stiff from writing for so long. I uncurl my fingers from around the quill I'm holding, applying a sprinkle of sand over my writing to blot … Continue reading Living In A Castle/NaPoWriMo Day 16
Nine years ago today our family lost my father. He was 92 years old and we had been expecting it as he was in the last stages of Alzheimer's disease and had not been awake much, for about a week. Nonetheless, it was still a shock when the nurse called me around 8:00 AM, the … Continue reading L.D. WOOD REMEMBRANCE 11/24/15
I found a recipe making the rounds on Facebook for Southern Banana Pudding and suddenly I was back in the kitchen of my childhood on a Sunday morning after church making banana pudding as Mother instructed me on how to make it. Sunday dinners (which in the South means the noon meal) were the biggest … Continue reading Sunday Dinners
I thought I would share some photos of Daddy and myself taken as I was growing up. Daddy holding me while Mother looks on when I was very young, but I'm not sure how old I was. My parents were older and I was a "surprise" so I always loved this picture. They both looked … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day!
Sitting on the front porch with Daddy in the summer twilight, was always one of my favorite times. He’d smoke a couple of unfiltered Camel cigarettes and I would watch in fascination as the blue smoke curled its way upward into the almost twinkly sky. We lived on the corner of a street where cars … Continue reading Watching Cars and Stars
(Ironically, I was distracted by the snow and forgot to post this poem earlier today when I wrote it and added the photos. It has now snowed quite a bit more!) FRONT WINDOW Snow storm of the season! Six inches to eighteen inches possible! Stay at home! Services cancelled! These are the sound bytes we've … Continue reading Front Window
My daughter-in-law is in the last days of her pregnancy. As we all wait with excited anticipation for the birth of her and my eldest son's first baby, I have been drawn back in time to remembering those last days of my pregnancy with my son. As any woman who has been in those last … Continue reading Come on Baby! Let’s Get Started!
When I started working on the main campus at Texas Tech, my boss' wife, Willie Haragan, would give all of us in the office an amaryllis bulb to grow for Christmas. I had never seen one before and quickly fell in love with the tradition. The boys and I especially enjoyed watching the magic of … Continue reading The Tradition of the Christmas Amaryllis