I had planned to go to bed
when sweet nostalgia, and
the influences of yesteryear gave
me a yearning to post one more
post this evening.
Aren’t you lucky. (lol.)
Cathy, and I have been friends
for over 45 years. We went to elementary and
high school together, and have remained
dedicated and loving friends through
husbands, raising kids, and empty
When we were on Facebook tonight, the reminiscing began,
and it didn’t stop.
It started with Cathy posting this wonderful picture
(above) and me singing songs that our music teacher
taught us. Talks of teachers, old movies, and our
“wonder years” continued.
We didn’t realize the people we’d thought of
as a little strange, would be those we’d remember
as we were sliding the downhill side of our 50’s.
So tonight, with some things of the day coming together…
“memories of the way we were,”
today’s activities with Diane Hochman’s
“Mindset in the Morning” lessons…
(1. Uplift Others
2. Speak with Conviction)
talks of old times,
old songs, old movies,
teachers long gone,
and (my best Jerry Seinfeld)
“Ya Da, Ya Da, Ya Da,”
that I can honestly say…
Take care in how you treat
others. Watch what you say
to everyone, and especially
to those impressionable
You never know who’s
character you may
They may remember you (well).
You definitely want to be on the
sweet side of nostalgia remembering
fondly the influences of
(Thank you, Miss Springer!)
(Thank you, Miss Hale!)
by: Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)
I THINK that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
“Trees” was originally published in Trees and Other Poems.
Joyce Kilmer. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1914.
(Thank you, Mrs. Hochman)
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