Tag: Family

  • The Next Great Epoch: The “New”

    I should be putting more work into what I’m attempting to do right now but, I can’t help but think existentially about what’s going on in the U.S. and the world,  trying to figure out how all the pieces fit together based on where it all came from and where it’s all going and blah…

  • A Christmas Story

    A Christmas Story

    A Christmas Story  It’s   cold and crisp,  the air between each time   crystal clear or full of light wings falling/ fat with fluff   sailing where they please, drifting sideways in the breeze with crystal memories  See them resting quietly in the trees?  On the ground adding curve to rugged spaces giving shadow’s…

  • Christmas Story; A Midwestern America Christmas!

    Christmas Story; A Midwestern America Christmas!

    Christmas Story An Unexpected Guest; High Jinks and Hilarity When I was 11 I experienced a Christmas I’ll never forget. It started on a night when the entire family (aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents) had gathered at our house for a rare celebration of Christmas on Christmas Eve; … (the air crisp and cold, the…

  • The Apple of Our Lives; An American Christmas

    The Apple of Our Lives; An American Christmas

    continuing … That was the same year several of my cousins gifts; pajamas and other girly things, were accidentally gathered together with the gift wrappings, thrown into the fireplace and burned.  Everyone was sympathetic while she cried. My brother and I thought it was hilarious. A Roasted Pig This was also the year my dad…

  • Slice of American Pie: A Christmas Story

    Slice of American Pie: A Christmas Story

    A Christmas Story Don’t you think those unexpected, unique events that sometimes occur during Christmas are presents more memorable than any single gift received? Memories are more powerful because, unlike the new bicycle or the baseball glove or even that favorite new pair of ice skates that have long turned to dust, they can be…

  • Christmas Story IV: Magical Moments

    There were other Christmases and other memories I have from when I was a boy. There was the time I rode around town with my dad on Christmas Eve leaving Christmas turkeys on the doorsteps of families not as fortunate as ours. There’s the fragmented memory I have of walking down the aisle at church cradling my favorite gift…

  • A Christmas Story III

    A Christmas Story III The dining table was big enough to comfortably seat ten people: one aunt, one uncle, two girl cousins, a grandmother, a grandfather, a brother and mom and dad. Dad carved the pig into chunks of meat that were so tender they fell apart when served. The combination of spices flavored the…

  • Christmas Dinner

    That was also the year my dad decided that, since we were hosting more people than usual, we’d have a roasted pig with an apple in its mouth for Christrmas dinner. Our oven wasn’t big enough to slow cook a a whole pig all day. So a baker downtown named Mr. Gregory let use the…

  • Christmas Story

    Don’t you think those unexpected, unique events that sometimes occur during Christmas are presents more memorable than any single gift received? Maybe the memories are more powerful because they’re shared by everyone at the same time. Like that one Christmas Eve, the air crisp and cold, the sky crystal clear, snow falling the size of…

  • Big House Gone From Sight

      I cry the picture’s gone from sight The Big House seen at night the steam and carriage resting there the hiss of dragon’s breath its fire and its steam its flight through dreams of futures past its passengers through the night of fleeting time.  ….. I miss the Big House pictured our fathers and…

  • Christmas Stories III

    Christmas Stories III The dining table was big enough to comfortably seat  ten people: one aunt, one uncle, two girl cousins, a grandmother, a grandfather, a brother and  mom and dad. The pig rested on the iron skillet on a ceramic trivet in the middle of the table with the shrivled red apple still in…

  • Christmas Stories: The Pig In A Blanket

    Every two or three hours we drove to the bakery, parked out back and checked on the progress of our roasting pig. The blue gas flame gave just enough light for us to see the pig slowly rolling past our eyes. By four or five o’clock the pig had cooked to a dark, rich, golden…

  • Christmas Stories

      Don’t you think those unexpected, unique events that sometimes occur during Christmas are presents more memorable than any single gift received?   Maybe the memories are more powerful because  they’re shared by everyone at the same time.   Like that one Chrisrtmas Eve, the air crisp and cold, the sky crystal clear, snow falling the size of fat cotton balls, sparkling like…

  • The First Marshmallow II

    and I saw so many stars and … and the white caps and the laughing orange faces on everyone, (and) the cool breeze seemed to …. … add up to some special new feelings within me … continued …   And while I, who was only 9 at the time, was enjoying this special new feeling, one…

  • The First Marshmallow

    One evening just after sunset I saw a fire at the beach house to cottages  to mine. I went over to watch the people … two boys, a teen aged sister and their  parents …  who were standing around the fire having a great time laughing and talking. They knew me so when they saw…

  • The Animal Chronicles: Cardinals Escape From Prison !

    … so as you already know … my cat and i have conversations all day … she speaks well … her tail moves with great eloquence … i always know exactly what she is saying even though i can’t always put what she says into words … i don’t have any more cat stories … (not right now anyway …) but i have a whole plethora…

  • A Christmas Story

    my brother, my cousins and i listened quietly to the stories … laughing along with everyone especially the story about the crow and the cherry pits … or intrigued by the stories Grandmother and Grandfather told about growing up on a farm … ….. i can’t remember any of the gifts i received that year … but i clearly…

  • Christmas Stories

      Don’t you think those unexpected, unique events that sometimes occur during Christmas are gifts more memorable than any single gift received?  Maybe the memories are more powerful because  they’re shared by everyone at the same time.   Like that one Chrisrtmas Eve, the air crisp and cold, the sky crystal clear, snow falling the size of fat cotton balls, sparkling like diamonds on…

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