As I look back on the year that is just passing, I can’t help but to look forward. So many of the treasures I held in my hands Have slipped through my fingers, Or at least changed. I experienced great loss this year; Heart rending and difficult. Even that has transformed me somehow. There isContinue reading “LOOKING FORWARD”


In the part of the world where I live, winter has more than arrived:  It’s cold and windy.  Part of the time, we have snow and ice; other times, it’s barely above freezing and rainy.  Bottom line:  Tis the season for nice, hot baths.  I can’t think of a better way to get warm.  Continue reading “A HOT BATH”


Earrings and a neck-a-lace, Put on lay away At the store for two more weeks, Till you’ve cash to pay. Christmas Eve is coming soon, And you learned, oh man, Toasters and such don’t make her swoon; Do better if you can. Diamonds, rubies, peridot At a decent price; She won’t really care a lot,Continue reading “EARRINGS AND A NECK-A-LACE”


Last year, I “amused” people with my “Crunched Up Christmas Carols.” Well, it’s that season again, so… (To the tune of Jingle Bells) Driving through the snow On another shopping day; To the malls we go, Sliding all the way. Bells by each door ring Asking us for cash What fun it is to standContinue reading “SHOPPING ALL THE DAY”