Family, Friends, Nova Scotia | Posted by Jannie on 26 August 2014 @ 7:53 PM
(my feet at my parents’ cottage.)
If you’re thinking “Hey… Jannie is in every one of those,” you’re absolutely right! And you win a prize!!
The prize is… I’ll write you a short poem on any topic you want in a comment below.
So give me a word or short phrase, and I’ll totally write you a poem. Totally, totally!
And even if you weren’t thinking “Hey, Jannie’s in all those” you still get a poem if you want!
xoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo from Jannie, who recently had the privilege of going HOME with Kelly and Jim!!
If you find
a book, or
as a child,
please read it
and smile, knowing
that long ago
we got to
play 55, a game
Could it be true — G-Man’s final 55 after 7 years?!?
AWESOME run, dude!!! Thanks for inviting so many and keeping the party rocking.
We all love you, Galen! And glad you’ll still be keeping up your blog.
EDIT on April 3rd : Shay Fireblossom of Wordgarden and The Zen Of Motherhood (a.k.a Mama Zen) will be taking over the 55 hosting, with Shay starting off the festivities soon. I shall edit-in the date and time of her hosting inauguration here very soon.
Top Photo: Me with my brothers on our front step. I was just about to or had just turned 5.
And next week I’ll be turning TEN times that old.
in front of God
and the whole
when he was
not quite six,
my nephew responded
to questions about
rules for our lives
during Childrens’ Story,
in his clear expressive voice…
“In our house
there is no hitting,
kicking or biting,
and I know
but I never say it.
~~ Take it to The G-Man if your 55 wants to come alive.
P.S. That’s the church I grew up in.
Had 12 years Perfect Attendance at Sunday School there — hard to believe, eh?
Mom & Dad were married 54 years last month!
My sister (awesome person!) made that card. The girl at the top is my niece. She just entered high school.
You rock too.
Family | Posted by Jannie on 14 December 2012 @ 11:14 AM
after 15 years
with us, Peachy
closed her eyes
and slipped on back
to heaven’s arms.
she was such
a sweet good
little dog and
we are grateful
she was able to
grace us on her
I’m not sure
when I’ll feel like
but I do thank you
for your thoughts.
Beauty, Family, Poetry | Posted by Jannie on 30 November 2012 @ 9:55 PM
one day they’ll examine
the leaves of our letters,
the vangoghed margin notes
and butterflied brush strokes
that tell the canvas-lovers
we were only human too.
they’ll sit there in libraries
and beside post office boxes
and on front porch swings
lost in the light
of our laughter,
their eyes melting to mist,
their faces growing
~~ end of poem (which yes, is about 55 words, for those of you playing.)
Those are a couple of cards and a bookmark my sister made and sent me this year from jail where she’s been serving 6 months for a lesson she can learn from.
(Lord knows, we’ve all had lessons to learn.)
She’ll be out in a couple weeks.
Rosie’s a sweet sweet awesome person. I love her so much!!
And she’s the real visual artist of the family, as you can see.
Even her handwriting’s a painting.
Blessedly, Mom and Dad and Rosie’s 2 kids have had these wonderful months to hang out together!
And everything’s okay.