Category Archives: Nostalgia

Today in history – spreading the alarm “through every Middlesex village and farm”

One of the first poems I tried to memorize was Paul Revere’s ride. I didn’t make it all the way through, but I did get the first part committed to memory, and some of it is still up there! Here … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mom!

It doesn’t seem possible that my mom, Jessie, has been gone for almost 21 years. It can’t be so! Of course, she is still in my heart and my head, and will be until it is time for me to … Continue reading

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Mailboxes and Old Barns

Most of you are familiar with our friend, Sharon, who comments here regularly. You have probably read her posts (lovingly referred to as MBOB) at Conservative Treehouse on Sunday mornings in past years. You may even know that Sharon wrote … Continue reading

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Where the bluebonnets bloom

This post is really an excuse to share beautiful flower pictures, and a favorite video/song. But while I’m doing that, here is a guide to viewing the famous bluebonnets of the Texas hill country (and other things to do there).

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Poetry – The Beauty Of Language

What is the purpose of poetry?  Why do we write in verse, when we could say directly what we have to say much more easily? What has been said about the subject?  I found the following quotes: When power leads … Continue reading

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My Spring

In the cold North, Spring comes in gradually.  Maybe it is because Winter is overstaying its time, and I watch more carefully to spot Spring’s coming, but every year I notice the small things that tell me that we are … Continue reading

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Romance – Poems and Songs

Originally, I wrote this in honor of my 50th wedding anniversary. Of course, I was divorced long ago and, even if I had not divorced, my ex-husband is no longer alive, so it wasn’t a real anniversary. Instead, I think … Continue reading

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