Originally posted on Aunt Beulah:
The fifties may have been a simpler time, but they weren’t all birthday cake and ice cream. I remember crouching under my desk, hearing my heart thump and my teacher’s hose rub as she patrolled the classroom during an atomic bomb drill. Then, the next day, she distributed iodine tablets…

“Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing.” . . . “Something up above was calling him imperiously,  . . . “Up we go!’ till at last his snout came out into the sunlight, and found himself rolling in the warm …

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Yesterday’s Child White cloud A veil concealed Moved gently over time An image Moving, running, Laughing, playing Joyous, carefree Innocence Pure Dreams of tomorrow Happily ever after A fairytale No pain or sorrow, She twirls And dances to songs of the wind A ballet To Earth’s rhythm Perfumed breezes Plucking ribbons Red ribbons from hair …

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The temperature this morning is a chilly minus thirty-five degrees and our windows are all framed with a thick border of frosty ice.  I remember when I was a child and frost covered the windows, you couldn’t  see through the etched patterns on the glass.  I’d place my finger on the ice and watched with …

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