The Family Rings

Have you ever started to write a story or tell a story and somehow it seems to fall flat? Maybe I was trying too hard.  I wanted to write  about when Grandma Gill gave me her mother's ring.Long story short (since I failed at the long story),  Grandma decided on one of our weekly Sunday …

Keeping Step

My daddy walked along so fast and steady in his step, while I skipped along like a butterfly just trying to keep step. He went on walks for healing, for you see, he nearly died. I went on walks to be with him and to see the clear, blue sky. We walked along and talked …

Memorial Day 2014

Memorial day...again. They seem to come so fast now. In the past, they seemed very far apart, but one thing I've learned through growing older is that a year, as a percentage of the whole of one's life, gets shorter and shorter as time goes by. There have actually been scientific studies on this very …

House Ghosts

Italo Calvino said: The more enlightened our houses are, the more their walls ooze ghosts.   Image credit: “love don't live here anymore…” – © 2009 Robb North – made available under Attribution 2.0 Generic I came upon the old house in the field almost by surprise.  I was hiking through an empty cotton field, letting my bare feet …