Thursday, May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018

Hi Carole, May 10 must have been a Mother's Day during our years together because I dreamed of your flouncing, presenting a bouquet of flowers the way you used to do, an outstretched arm full of colors, your  smile beatific and broad across your face. Along with your ebullient rich brown eyes, radiant.

I hit the 70-year-old mark without you, who could have ever imagined either?

Still in my older computer, have a nice image of Curt and I at South Pointe Park on Miami Beach ... not sure how to transfer it.

OK, I emailed it, can't drag from email into blog so dragged to desk top and will import ... we shall see ... it worked!

Will add pic of Danny taken 2 days ago, he' s back from filming in Houston. TX.  He rode an electric / battery like over. I was so happy to see him! Danny is off to Europe next week with gf Elena, Josh, and Giselle, a graduation present to her.  Unsure of their exact plans, not sure if they know!

Can't add captions to Danny's images taken May 3. 2018.

The family is coming over Saturday,  May 12. Maybe more pictures then.

May 12 also our mother's yahrzeit, perhaps five years after your passing.

And so it goes.

March 2018






Saturday, March 24, 2018

Students Lead Huge Rallies for Gun Control Across U.S.

Hi Carole, header above from NYT ... received my replacement computer from Apple a few month ago and will attempt to do this blog and Pinecrest Floods,  https://pinecrestfloods.blogspot.com/ from the newer one .... I get confused accessing different blogs, so had used this older one, circa 2009,  for us and the other for Pinecrest Floods ...

Students Lead Huge Rallies for Gun Control Across U.S.

  • Hundreds of thousands of protesters, outraged by a recent school shooting and energized by the student survivors, gathered in Washington to call for an end to gun violence.
  • More than 800 protests are planned in every American state and on every continent except for Antarctica. Follow our live coverage.

A side note ±

Carole ...

PS: I took 7-yr-old grandson, William,  to Toy R Us yesterday for Skylanders creatures ... a video interactive game he plays on Miguel's old Xbox.

Historic because Toy R Us is liquidating, all stores going out of business, bankrupt. Sad.

I filed the receipt and some toy packaging in my hope chest — a time capsule.

PPS: Craig's tree spirit is still fastened on the sea grape tree ... hung perhaps 15 years ago, a year or 18 months after you died, a spirit to you, from him and to Curt and I.  Carole, you are with me everyday day ...

PPSS:  Seemingly our last bit of cold weather ending ... will be heating up and then into another storm / hurricane/ flooding / hurricane season ... am scared beyond. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

February 14, 2018 — Valentine's Day School Massacre


 Light and love and warmth ... how I miss you.

BUT WAIT ... the air has changed ... love and warmth to massacre —

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LOCAL: Gunfire has just been reported at a high school in Broward County ... Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ... there are 3,208 children in grades 9 - 12 enrolled there ...

BREAKING NEWSA shooting was reported at a high school in South Florida. “There are reports of victims,” the police said, and an armed suspect was at large. 3:40 PM 


OMG, Celeste was here last night, with son, my Miguel, 13 year-old grandson. She left early for work schedule today, an ER nurse working in Broward Medical Center where the injured and dying are being transported.





Monday, January 22, 2018

Pavane for a Dead Princes



Maurice Ravel into my living room while I hunchbacked on the couch, stare at your picture on the mantle, tears streaming, you 19 -years-old, Mediterranean almond eyes downward. And I see you through those tears, years ago, time and its disparity — you chirpily telling me that you'd been an Egyptian princess once and I never disbelieved.


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Was it you with your reach divining into a dentist appointment for me tomorrow ... my aching tooth scheduled two weeks ahead?

Oh Carole, how I miss you.

Two days later, Wednesday January 24, 2018.

Carole, could you imagine a Divining Dentist Appointment would make so so happy? First getting, then the results???? NO extraction, or root canal! I'd had a buncle ... "it was a buncle," I'd cried, and he finally surmised I meant carbuncle, an abscess, dumb me.  Outdated Ampicillin given for another tooth still viable.

After that good news, went to class and one upped. May be going to AWP conference in Tampa in March, a classmate booked herself, we'll share a room and she'll drive.  More to follow. Am reading Atwood's The Heart Goes Last, a dystopian madcap. Zany-plus.

Also reading Glick's Time Travel. Between the two, our Three Attention Deficit Sisters and the Mafia. 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

January 3, 2018

Hi Carole,

Were you here, we'd be a year apart in ages, whatever those numbers confer ...