MEMORIES

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Memories
Like the corners of my mind
Misty watercolor memories
Of the way we were
Scattered pictures
Of the smiles we left behind
Smiles we gave to one another
For the way we were

The world has lost a wonderful soul and heaven has gained her.  My friend Maggi (on the right, me on the left) who passed on July 10, 2016.

This is written for #WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – Memories at https://silverthreading.com/2016/07/13/wqwwc-writers-quote-wednesday-writing-challenge-memories/.

The prompt for this week is Memories.  Very appropriate for me this week because I am lost in memories of my dear friend.  The lyrics to this Barbra Streisand classic were written by Marilyn Bergman.

SLICE OF LIFE – WHERE HAVE ALL THE PHRASES GONE?

Every Tuesday Two Writing Teachers provide an opportunity to share your writing.

The other day someone asked me how I liked a restaurant I recently visited.  During the course of the conversation I heard myself using “old school” and “back in the day”.  I wondered to myself when these two phrases had crept into my vocabulary. This led me down a rabbit hole of thinking about all the words of my youth that I would so easily bandy about.  When did I stop using these words?  Did I just one day wake up and not use or even think about using or remembering some of these words:

  • groovy
  • cool beans
  • go go boots
  • bee hive hairdo
  • smokes
  • O P’s
  • draft dodger
  • tricky dicky
  • bra burner
  • a happening
  • 8 track
  • mix tape
  • Member’s Only Jacket

Do you remember this hairstyle?  FLIP

  • flip – I was always in search of the perfect flip.

SUNRISE, SUNSET

SWIFTLY PASS THE PHRASE

ONE WORD FOLLOWING ANOTHER

LADEN WITH HAPPINESS AND TEARS.

Wishing you words filled with happy memories,

Bernadette