Saturday, November 20, 2010

G. I. Joe & Lillie

A friend sent me a link to this very touching song, which was written by Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys.  It is a tribute to his parents, both of whom served in the military during World War II.  He wrote the song in conjunction with his book, G. I. Joe & Lillie: Remembering a Life of Love and Loyalty. 
I doubt you will be able to watch the video without shedding a few tears.  
I know I couldn't.     

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Miss Lily Takes Over

Sometimes writing is difficult and gut-wrenching; other times it's sad and poignant.  And every now and then it's just plain fun.  
I started writing a fictional piece about Miss Lily, a retired school teacher, and she moved right in, took over, and just about wrote it herself.  I chuckled all the way through it.   
Late Corn is scheduled to be published in the January 2011 issue of Front Porch Review.      

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Dudley Takes A Hike

Hey, y'all!  I'm in Gina's pickup headin' to Laketon!

Some hikers take off in a hurry as I try my best to keep up.
Others are dillydalling, talking and laughing.

As Popsy and Eric, in deep conversation, bring up the rear.
Me?  Well, I'm gazing into the distance, realizing we will NEVER catch up.

Back at the ranch, I flirt with Beatrice.
And hide among the feet as this photo is taken.

Ending this fine day by the campfire on Popsy's lap.

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(Note:  Thanks to Suzanne and Gina for some of these pictures!)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Quiet Your Soul

Take a few moments and quiet your soul.
All words and pictures © 2008 Brenda G. Wooley