Tag Archives: family

KNOWING EVERYTHING THAT COUNTS

A few years ago, I started a speech off like this: Today I want to talk to you about my mom, Amy Rodgers Venter, and how her death affected me. Oh, I’m not talking about the pain, the agony, the … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, family, Mother's Day, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

MY BROTHER-IN-LAW, BOB

This is a bit of my present project.  Organizing Hayes family pictures along with history and stories.  Bob Hayes is Sammy’s – my husband’s – little brother.  He was here last week so I got some information and memories from … Continue reading

Posted in English childhood, family, Hayes family, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 17 Comments

WHY?

I’ve been rummaging and remembering family treasures and times together.  I don’t remember “moody” peers.  Suicides were almost a never happen event.  For the first thirty years, I only knew one person who committed suicide.  No illegal drugs/but there was … Continue reading

Posted in alienation, family, generations, loneliness, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

DAUGHTER’S JOY

She never minded Walking the narrow pathway to be with daddy. ************* For me it was more of a “get in the pick-up and go with me to see how the corn is growing.”  😀 ************** Ronovan’s challenge:  Write haiku … Continue reading

Posted in family, father, haiku, Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

LIFE IS LOVELY – DAY AFTER DAY

Sunday, March 24, 1968. “clear, nice day – Jones & Holmes came home with us – Jimmy & Ta came out” My mom was not Creator of days (M’s challenge for today) but she was the one who “created” this … Continue reading

Posted in family, M's Writing Prompt, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

I’D LOVE A DO-OVER

MY MOTHER-IN-LAW, FLO HAYES I am asking myself how time would be different if I could have some do-overs. In the first place I would tell her in words how much I loved her son, he was absolutely adorable and … Continue reading

Posted in Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, mother-in-law, Sunday Writing Prompt, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 32 Comments

DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?

I’m at home, all alone Enjoying the moment – just my own. Listening to the lack of sounds —-Oh, no, listen again Hear the susurrous sounds? The pleasant sound in memory Of children playing Of husband saying     He … Continue reading

Posted in family, me, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments

SIZE OF A HOUSE DOES NOT MAKE A HOME

YARD SALE TODAY – ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES, MEMORABILIA Someone had hand painted a picture on a mirror.  Curious, I picked it up. Note on back:  OUR HOME 1928-1936.  SHARECROPPED FOR EDWARDS.  CYRUS & LUCY BORN HERE.   JUDITH LIVED WITH US.  HAPPY … Continue reading

Posted in family, Rochelle's picture prompt, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 25 Comments

STALWART PEOPLE GOT US HERE

Written by Grandma in 1934, Denver, CO.  July 25th – I was five months old.  I guess this was my mother’s grandma.  The people she mentions are my great grandparents and their siblings.  She is writing to family in Kansas.  … Continue reading

Posted in generations, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

THE RUN-AWAY – SOMEBODY’S “PICK”

Okay, friends, there is not really a poster.  Sometimes you believe me even when I write fiction so I want to clarify.  Just some thoughts coming together with a compassion for run-a-ways and their families.  I wrote something recently about … Continue reading

Posted in grandmother, homeless, human interest, Uncategorized, youth | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments