Wednesday, April 8, 2015

HAWMC April 8 Souvenirs

For the WEGO Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge                  #HAWMC

Today's question:

What is an item you have kept with you that reminds you of an important time in your life?

Well, as Rod Stewart said, "every picture tells a story, don't it?"

So here are some....


This picture shows two bookends (Lincoln) and a bust of JFK, and in the background is a baseball jersey.  All made by my sister Barbara who died of cancer in 1991.  I can look at these and see her every day.  And in my grand niece's laugh.



The picture on the left (taken with a Polaroid Swinger - talk about throwback!) is the only one I have of my dog in the 1960s and 70s.  The sketch I found at a craft fair and was amazed how much it looked like Cookie (that was her name) .  This life was the most dominate one of my early days and her loss after 11 years of loyalty and love crushed me for a long time.  I had to face the next years of insanity alone - first my father's neurological problems, and then my mother's decline into depression and death.  I have inherited both disorders.  I could use my dog now.  But sometimes in my dreams she walks into my room and we talk. That's nice.  I still have her walk chain.

OK, that's my first attempt at this.  I have been away for a while, but I shall return.  Maybe even tomorrow.

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