Category: Memories

To Mom…A Poem.

To Mom Many months you carried me, All the while, so lovingly. As a babe you held me dear, Your loving voice I could hear. As a child, you taught me well, You picked me up, when I fell. You would wipe away each…

Winter Insulators Again…Part 3.

I handed dad his thermos of coffee, got out mine and my sandwich.  Dad looked, where’s my sandwich?  Where did you put it?, I asked.  It was on the table with yours, he said.  You told me not to touch your sandwiches, remember?  Dad…

Winter Insulators Again, Part 2.

Here we are.  Beginning our trek across the frozen wasteland which in summer would be called a lake.  On our way to look for insulators.  In February yet.  With 3 feet of snow on the ground.  But dad thought it would be perfect to…

Winter Insulators Again.

It’s a sunny day.  The snow is deep.  And it’s cold.  Any sensible person would be inside drinking COFFEE.  But no.  Dad and I are after insulators again.  Amazing.  In February yet.  One would think we would have learned from last time.  But no. …

Winter Insulators! Part 4.

Finally he called to me to come over to where he was sitting.  By this time I was nearly frozen.  Are we leaving?  Of course not, said dad.  But you can stay here for a while and I will get those crossarms.  Let me…

Winter Insulators! Part 3.

Finally got down to his stomach.  That’s why you can’t get out, I said, pointing to his stomach. HA. HA. Said dad.  Here, I will put this crossarm across the hole and maybe you can help pull yourself out, said I.  Good idea, said…

Winter Insulators! Part 2.

Part 1 here: https://stevescountry.com/2020/01/17/winter-insulators-part-1 Hmm, the pond looks larger now for some reason.  And there they were, sticking out of the ice and snow, groups of crossarms, and full of insulators in a rainbow of colors!  Well, okay, various shades of green and aqua.  But…

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