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.

CELEBRATING MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS

MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD.  THANK YOU RUTH AYERS FOR MAKING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE.
MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD. THANK YOU RUTH AYERS FOR MAKING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE.

“Memories light the corners of my mind,
Misty water-colored memories of the way we were.”

I am celebrating the ghost of Christmas past.  I went for my walk the other morning and came upon a home that had its windows done up with glass wax stencils.

STENCILS

” When I wore a younger woman’s clothes”, our Christmas decorating always began with Glass Wax and the stencils.  Seeing this window made all the memories rush back in of doings the windows, putting red ribbon around the front posts so that they looked like candy canes, stringing popcorn and cranberries and watching the Charlie Brown Christmas Special.  For a brief moment, the ghost of Christmas past transported me back in time and I saw my three little boys laughing and filled to the brim with the excitement and anticipation of Christmas.

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