I remember this (Ft Myers, FL, 1999), for Dad

This one is a memory of my last visit with Dad. It was a very special time….

Blackberry Creek (McCarr, KY)

I’ve mentioned the times my family spent at Grandma Hatfield’s house in Kentucky, and at Great Grandma Ratliff’s, and one of the main features of playing with our cousins was wandering through and skipping rocks in Blackberry Creek. The creek was right across the street from Grandma’s house. I have joyful memories of time spentContinue reading “Blackberry Creek (McCarr, KY)”

Irvine, Kentucky (Reunion)

This is a poem I wrote last year when I traveled with my partner and a few of his family members to their family reunion. My sister and I grew up visiting Grandma Hatfield (and uncles, aunts, cousins, Great Grandma Ratliff) in the hills of southeastern Kentucky, and when I saw the hills again onContinue reading “Irvine, Kentucky (Reunion)”

Maine Summer

I have the fondest memories of summers spent visiting Aunt Betty and Uncle Dave in Maine with my mom and my sister. Maine is a magical place! 🌿💖🌲🫐🦞🦭🐳💦 (Acadia National Park photo from acadiamagic.com)

The Bright Ones

On Monday I posted a poem to honor my Aunt Linda. It was a poem I had written a year or two ago, about my family. But after I published it, I realized that I wanted to write a new poem. A poem specifically for her. She was a special lady, so I just letContinue reading “The Bright Ones”