Saturday, July 30, 2011

40 year reunion

last night we met at the high school
40 years have passed

 lovely faces i see every ten years

a large painting in the foyer
i forgot how much i love it

i grew up with donna
she just lived up the street
church, school, trick-or-treating

elizabeth and i are distant cousins

lindy and greg...they get it done

oh my heck...i love roxy

 i haven't seen these girls in such a long time

 cliff cole...a boy i saw every school day for thirteen years
now only at reunions

dave dabell...a doc in seattle
such a nice boy while i was growing up

the auditorium
hotter than blazes
music playing

cliff and lynn...high school sweethearts...will ride their harley's to new york soon

 not much change here

 dolores hammond enjoyed theatre with me

tracy reminded me why i got calls from the school while my kids were growing up
in other words
"apples don't fall far from the tree"

 tom tripp...a nice kid and now a nice man

they were always fun

 more friends

 school pride runs deep

i rarely saw this hall empty

you can take the girl out of Bountiful
but it's hard to take Bountiful out of the girl

someone asked me how i get along with Salt Lake people

i thought that was an interesting question


Friday, July 29, 2011

the week that was

blue sky, laughter, pool, women i love...please let me remember this day in January

sleeping like a baby

my beautiful girls

Bombay House

in the backyard 

new phone for sis

my darling hearts

she is afraid of heights...she is amazing


Monday, July 25, 2011

Henry David Carter

Kelli and David's new little son
born on the 24th of July
seven pounds ten ounces

all are exhausted

"Man is that he might have joy."
Joseph Smith Jr.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

the picture of goodness

(photo from his mother)

this is my oldest grandson
yesterday he left
first scout camp
stirring a stick in fire
dirt caked under nails

his name is Edward
"dear heart" to me
filled with stories
looking for adventure
smelling the woods

this boy is sunshine
his laugh rivals the sweetest bird song
he is growing
his home feels his absence
the troop is blessed he came


Monday, July 18, 2011

let me make myself clear

when i said my friend was MISSING

i meant from my life

not literally

we went walking on Saturday
she is alive, traveling, busy
and still pretty much only answers to

stop calling 801-yor-frnd
stop it!
those people are sick and tired 
of "have you seen her" calls


sleeping outside

for the last five evenings i have slept outside

behind the house---on my back looking

sheltered by marvelous sky

the perfect ceiling

"People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. 
But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. 
Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: 
a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. 
All is a miracle."
— Thich Nhat Hanh

to always look up