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by willis evie

Tuesday, August 14, 2007
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Memories are like insects, they can find their way in without your having asked them in.

I sat down that evening with a cup of fresh, steaming-hot coffee. This was just before the school bus would come and bring the children home.
The bus drops them off at the end of the long drive. They are running as fast as possible each trying to out run the other. Through the doorway, flopping onto the couch and trying to catch their breath while trying to convinced the others they beat them home. Then suddenly they come and give me a quick hug and off to the frig to get their after-school snack. I watch it all take place and as they inhale their snacks they are headed out to the bikes, basketball and sometimes a cane fishing pole. Each busy with their free time while inside I had prepared the night meal, had got my husband up to get ready for the night shift at his job. Now it was time to call them in for supper.
I heard the phone ring and I set my cup of now cold coffee down, answered the phone and all the while I am looking around the room and out side as well.
Oh my! There are no bikes in the yard, not even a bike track and the old goal post is gone and grass has taken over the court and the old cane fishing pole is out back where it was last stored. My husband has long since been deceased.
Then I realize that it had not actually happened that day but some good memories had taken up a large portion of my evening.
As I shared this with my daughter and as we laughed and cried together over this memory, we created another to be shared somewhere along the way.

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Reviewed by John Domino 9/26/2008
Special - Very Special!

A treasure filled with family memories!

Very nice!
Reviewed by Eddie Thompson 8/20/2007
Wow! A powerful description, my friend. Wonderful job. Keep up the good work.
Reviewed by Cedric III 8/15/2007
the way you just switched mid piece from the memory to reality so seamlessly... i almost missed it.
that was so well done.
and yes... some days memories are so strong that it is hard to work out whether it was a now moment or a remembered moment.
i love it when those happen...

this is a beautiful piece.
sounds like your a wonderful mother and your children prolly have some wonderous memories of you making dinner and smiling. =)
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 8/14/2007
Memories can be good medicine.Enjoyed

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