Friday, January 29, 2010

I remember the sun that was bright the day that we took this picture.

1970?
We went to Grandma's house and I remember that she happened to have her "instamatic" camera. She looked around to find her little flash to put it on the "instamatic". My face said, I love you, Grandma. That is how I felt that day. Rejoicing in the beauty of a precious baby brother and proud to stand next to Mommy to take the picture of us and him. We were going to take the picture in the house, but Grandma's garden was so blooming that she suggested that we take the picture outside. Grandma was very specific on who stood where, so that everyone would be seen in this picture, even Abby's face was to be clear in the picture. She had a little flash to take the picture inside, but she chose to take it outside near her precious rosebush. I was so tempted to touch the rosebush, but we were forbidden from touching anything at Grandma's house, everything was so beautiful. I love you Grandma, I thought. To me she was a touch from heaven on the earth. I loved her with everything inside me. My one favorite comfort was a hug from Grandma and an hour on her organ would also be a close second.
I miss her enormously. God has been good enough to bless me with a little version of her in my Elyse. Emily is more like a mixture of me and mommy and Ev is Jackie-Jo-Amy. You never really lose anyone or anything. God is just lending us His love through the love of one another.
I loved that little fellow in mommy's arms and we spent alot of time at Rochdale together, while Mom was playing tennis. That picture may have been one of the first days we went to Rochdale. It was the end of having babies for mom and the beginning of a tennis future. Who could've known that tennis would have taken us all over the city?

2 comments:

Joanne Bodden said...

Look at Amy's determination! Dad thought he was a JoCK LOL really great photo Jayne~

Jayne said...

You were covering your face from the sun. I was in the shade and Jackie looked like she felt really pretty that day. Happiness was on her shirt. We were probably dressed for the picture of showing out with the new baby. I was the first one outside so I took a spot in the shade. I love you Grandma, my face was saying. Amy looked like she was saying the same.

Title- The Studious One!

Title-  The Studious One!
artwork by Elyse

Of biscuits and syrup

Of biscuits and syrup
tasty treats

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!
a day at the Raptor Center.

Widdle Emmie in outer space school

Emmie jumped on the bus and off it flew out into the atmosphere. There was a set of clouds with turbulence right above the house and it took a few minutes for my Emmie to buckle her seatbelt. They hit the bump hard and it knocked my Emmie out of her seat and she bumped her head. The video camera came on and the monitor looked through and stated, Ms. Emmie, where are you? You are not in your seat. Where are you? I am alright I fell because I hadn’t buckled correctly. Well jump up Emmie we have a long way to go and you have to be buckled there is entirely too much turbulence in the stratosphere for you to unbuckle now. As soon as we are through this weather system there will be straight sailing but right now you must buckle. Emmie scrambled into the seat with intensity and purpose now. She watched every cloud pass her window and her nose was pressed to the window trying to see the top of the house as it drifted slowly out of sight. Soon they were not only out of sight of the house, the sun came out brightly and just as quickly they were putting on the atmospherical breathing apparatus and the outerspherical lights. The ABA and the OL. These precautions were to make them appear to be satellites to the radar as they were out in the ionosphere. Emmie knew all about this now. She had gone to the orientation and had a good breakfast and it took them 20 minutes for her to get out past the atmospherical pull and to feel the zero gravity. It would be 15 minutes before the gravity simulators would take effect, a glitch in the system which was being worked on. Until then, they enjoyed the couple of minutes of floatation, while being connected to the seats by belt. The first thing they saw everyday was the strataflotsam. The items which had been dumped into the atmosphere by earlier generations. What would their generation do about this ecological waste area that remained floating above their heads? This was a question for the generations. For now it was the area that they had to guide through on the way to school.

Midnight at the OASIS

Midnight at the OASIS
Sunset in Huntersville

My little Emmie

ran to the bus on the first day of the last year of school. 2 buns on the side of her head. She kissed me and ran at dawn to the bus. She was starting the adventure of a lifetime. I would never see that little girl again, she was going to woman school!

My Father and I 1989

My Father and I 1989

to the tune of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

A VISIT TO PAPA





Are you going to Mary Immaculate?
Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Remember me to the one who lived there,

He once was a true love of mine,

Tell him to buy me an acre of land,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Between the muddy Hudson in Jamaica Bay,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,
Tell him to sow in it seeds of pure cream,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And build Ice cream mountains and buildings of whipped cream,
Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,

Tell him to reap them with sickles of M&M’s,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And chew bubble gum and eat till we’re done,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine.

Tell him to run it off down the motor parkway,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

After your done 50 pushups

and jog down the West Side Highway,

Then he’ll be a true love of mine…
(Don’t wait for me today dad, The kids are sick again, My tummy’s bulging again, My heart is aching again, And now there’s no love there…)


He once was, a true love of mine….So, Girls, I do beg you don't miss your Daddy,Apricots, Chocolate cherries and Pie,You have one short chance to see him on this side, Go visit him and let your light shine.