Bedtime Story for Lynn and Michelle

St. Peter rushed up to the Lord and said, “My books are quite a mess. Could you please send out right away a very urgent SOS.” Before the Lord could answer Pete, St. Francis said, “I’ve troubles, too. The children all are crying and I really don’t know what to do.” St. Michael said, “I’d […]

Moonlight Park

School had just let out for the day, and as I was ready to start my walk home, I saw several of my friends having an earnest discussion.  As soon as I walked up to them, Donna turned to me and said “We’re thinking of renting a cabin for a week as soon as summer vacation […]

Just the Kind I Wanted

When our boy Lynn was four years old, His Dad and I said, “Son, We know that you love babies And we’re going to soon have one.” Lynn’s baby sis came on the scene After a little while. Lynn took one look at her and said, With the biggest, happiest smile, “She’s just the kind […]

Tom in Stone

Nancy Cowardin, an artist as well as an excellent writer, is a member of Friends Memoirs Writers Group.  I also belong to the group, so had the good fortune to receive a personalized rock that she painted for me, to commemorate one of the beautiful drawings by Raoul Pascual that appears in the book I […]

I Had a Dream

(With appreciation for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) I don’t think I will soon forget A dream I had the other night. I dreamed I was caring for six little boys; Three were black and three were white. The smallest boy kept running off, With the biggest, happiest grin. He thought he and I were […]

My Tears Come at Night

You whispered good-bye; Then you faded from sight. My days drift on by, But my tears come at night. My friends see me smile And they think I’m all right. I’m brave for a while, But my tears come at night. When I think of our love and devotion My heart overflows with emotion. You […]

A Trip to NYC – But Not for the Usual Reasons

I had it marked on my calendar for several years: Diana, a friend of my daughter Jeannette and myself, would swim the English Channel in August, 2019 – and I planned to be there to see her off from the English shore and to greet her in France on the completion of her swim. It […]

Bedtime Story for Lynn and Michelle

St. Peter rushed up to the Lord and said, “My books are quite a mess. Could you please send out right away a very urgent SOS.” Before the Lord could answer Pete, St. Francis said, “I’ve troubles, too. The children all are crying and I really don’t know what to do.” St. Michael said, “I’d […]