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The Little Things
by Marilyn Seray

Saturday, November 23, 2002

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I am always reminded of my Godfather
Every time I dip teabags in water

Itís the little things

He showed me how to wrap the teabag
Around my spoon instead of squeezing
It with my fingers and burning them.

Itís the little things

He was my playmate and would bend
Over and entwine the fingers of his massive
Hands and make a swing for me. I would
Sit while he swung me between his legs.

Itís the little things

He reminds me of the time my parents had
Company and I gave the men drinks of water
From the toilet bowl

Itís the little things

Even though he was tall and very muscular
He got teased by the guys every time he would
Call my godmother ďhoney bunĒ, not a macho
Thing to do back then. He didnít care

Itís the little things.

Such a gentle man; always with a smile and
Soft tone, and there to lend a helping hand.
Why didnít my mother teach me how to wrap
The teabags around my spoon?

I guess certain little things are reserved for certain

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Reviewed by The Voice (Reader) 11/24/2002
We get little pieces of the puzzle from everyone in our lives that make the picture (us) complete.

Great write!

Thank you for you continued comments on my work.

The Voice
Reviewed by Sanil nath (Reader) 11/24/2002
Wonderful Write ...

Keep Writing ... Superb
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 11/24/2002
A most heartwarming write...Thank you...I really loved this. Dani :)
Reviewed by jing javier 11/23/2002
right! true, indeed.

Reviewed by Linda Murray 11/23/2002
Yes, Oh the Little Things. This lets me remember the good times as a child. Great write.
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 11/23/2002
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 11/23/2002
This touchs the heart in such a delightful way. Wonderful write!
Reviewed by Tien Avielle 11/23/2002
This is so charming, and your point so true -
especially when times are hard, it's the little things that see us through...thanks for sharing your memories ~Tien
Reviewed by Josephine Bohen 11/23/2002
thanks for helping me remember the little things.
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 11/23/2002
Funny, after reading your piece, I just realized my grandparents were as stand-offish as my mother, I have none of those little things...luckily, my husband has tons, he fuels me, and our kids. How very lucky you were, Marilyn! Can you see him smile in your mind as he reads these words...

Reviewed by Amor Sabor 11/23/2002
THis is so warming to the heart and soul...and it is true...some things are reserved for certain special people in our lives.
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 11/23/2002
I can always remember those little
things from back when...
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 11/23/2002
This was such a delight to read, you brought me back to very warm memories! Thank you for this one!

Reviewed by Roger Ochs 11/23/2002
"Little things" enhanced by big talents. Lovely
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/23/2002
How true the way you wrote this about the little things...brought back many fond memories;-)
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 11/23/2002
Ahhh, I really enjoyed this, I remember so many little things about my grandparents.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/23/2002
beautiful words, marilyn! thanks for sharing! love, your friend, karen lynn in texas. (((HUGS))) :)
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