Archive for January, 2013

Imagine… ~ January 31

Imagine…

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Too Much Skin in the Game

I used smokeless tobacco for many years, and probably quit and started again fifteen times before finally putting it down for good. I’ve battled my weight most of my life too, but I think I’ve finally won the battle of the bulge. An unforeseen side effect has reared its ugly head, however; I’ve got too much skin in the game! Read the rest of this entry »

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Water Your Plants! ~ January 30

Water Your Plants!

But don’t overdo it! Read the rest of this entry »

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Back in the Day

Somebody put a post on Facebook a few days ago, reminiscing about the way it used to be; how we would fix things when they broke, instead of just throwing them out and getting a new one. It struck a nerve with me, and I thought how sad it is this is true not only with things but with love. Back in the day, “Until death do us part” meant something.

Back in the Day

In the old days

When things were broken

You didn’t throw them away

You fixed them

 

Your sock had a hole in it

You darned it

Darned if I know why

They called it darning

 

When a sock got too thin

Or the holes were too big

You used it as a rag

To polish the old furniture

 

I remember grandpa and grandma

It seemed like they fought a lot

Sometimes nothing more than

Grandma’s steely stare

 

Grandpa bent over the sink

Washing his hands

Seeing her anger over his shoulder

Reflecting in the kitchen window

 

Next thing you know, they’re in their chairs

Side by side, talking about the day

Making up, but not saying so

Just loving each other quietly… easily

 

Back in the day

Things and love got holes in them

You darned them, patched them

Glued them back together

Throwing them away… never crossed your mind

Copyright © 2013 C Mashburn

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When Someone Tosses Us a Lifeline ~ January 29

When Someone Tosses Us a Lifeline

It’s up to us to grab onto it Read the rest of this entry »

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I Hope She Knows

A light, steady rain was falling this morning, so for my exercise I rode my stationary bike in the den. As I finished the ride, and as happens often these days, thoughts of my little old dog drifted into my mind. Read the rest of this entry »

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I Ain’t Skeert! ~ January 28

I Ain’t Skeert!

Well… maybe sometimes Read the rest of this entry »

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Stay Tuned

When I was a kid, I used to love to watch baseball games on Saturday. Dizzy Dean and Pee Wee Reese were a fun part of the show. Not as many cameras back then, so Pee Wee would tell us what happened, and Dizzy would make a joke about it, or say how we should use Burma Shave when we got old enough. They took Dizzy off the air because he used bad grammar and some teacher said he might teach kids the wrong way to talk. He’d fit right in today. I don’t watch baseball too much anymore, but tune in to a football game now and then. I’ve gotten to where I sometimes turn off the sound, so I can enjoy the game without all the “facts”. Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s Not Only Better to Give Than Receive ~ January 27

It’s Not Only Better to Give Than Receive

It’s absolutely necessary! Read the rest of this entry »

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My Way or the Highway! ~ January 26

My Way or the Highway!

Is usually the goodbye way Read the rest of this entry »

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