Bountiful Summer, May 29th 2023 537 words

My brothers and I looked forward to the summer months. Not for the hot days nor the warmth nor the sport opportunities. It was the bountiful garden of food.My dad sold appliances from Grandpa Clifford’s store. Mom had her hands full with four boys and myself. Creatively cutting up one round steak to feed sevenContinue reading “Bountiful Summer, May 29th 2023 537 words”

Exploring cellars, May 22, 2023 644 words

I loved to play in my home’s basement. It had a door to the garage and outside. There was a half bathroom with bamboo fishing poles and discarded sport equipment. I would try on the brown boxing gloves, finger the mermaid figure with hooks and try on lifejackets. Each panel of The walls were writtenContinue reading “Exploring cellars, May 22, 2023 644 words”

Mother’s Day Memories 5-15-2023 458 words

This day has bitter sweet memories for my family. Twenty three years ago, our mother, Rita Heatley -Turnbull left this life for another. Mother Rita was an organized woman. It was no surprise that she orchestrated her departure. The week before Mother’s Day, all the siblings were told to come to visit Mom on thatContinue reading “Mother’s Day Memories 5-15-2023 458 words”

The fragrance of Lilacs 5-8-2023 303 words

One of my earliest memories of fragrances is of lilacs. My bedroom was over our garage. Outside my window was a old lilac bush. Towering 18 feet, it filled my bedroom in the early summer with the smell of lilacs.I opened my window to pick bouquets of the blooms. The color of the flowers wereContinue reading “The fragrance of Lilacs 5-8-2023 303 words”

May Day Celebrations May 1, 2023 307 words

After a long winter, many people celebrate the coming of warm weather. Some of us are delighted to be able to experience another season.The rites of springtime celebrations go back to Celtic and Norse cultures. Longer days and warmer temperatures lift spirits. In Northern Europe, the day includes cake, , drinks and of course, traditionalContinue reading “May Day Celebrations May 1, 2023 307 words”