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My father was not a poet and not the type to go around quoting poetry. But for some reason, every Memorial Day he would recite this poem from memory. He was born just after World War I ended, and he was a World War II Vet himself. He never said why he liked or recited this poem, but he used to always bring me a Poppy on Memorial Day that he got from his VFW post. So, I just thought I'd post it up, in order that we could all remember the enormous amount of sacrifice that has been put forth…Continue
Loving What Is by Byron Katie is book number 1 of 13 on my first list of must read books. As mentioned in my previous blog, my list of must read is comprised of books that I own but have yet to read. Yes, I have books collecting dust and books…
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'I'll Have Another Drink'
copyright 2011 by Richard (Rick) Reiley
"Mommmmmmm--meatloaf again?" You'll never hear this in MY house because I am not a big fan of meatloaf. However, this recipe caught my attention--individual loaves--check. Tangy sauce--check. No need to scrub the meatloaf pan--CHECK! Extra sauce on the side is welcomed, as it is delightfully delicious to drag that delectable bite through the delicate sauce and gobble up every morsel on your plate! The final straw is my children loved it--CHECK.
This freezes beautifully…Continue
My mother will be gone for four years come July. I still find it hard to wrap my mind around that sad fact. There are times that I'm sure if I drive over to Marshall Ave., she'll be sitting in her favorite rocker (you can see her sitting there on my FB profile pic)…
My mother is an iron will and a strong determination. She is a cloud of White Shoulders perfume once tinted with Aqua Net. She is Ranger's baseball and every tear-jerker ever broadcast on the Hallmark channel. She is a huge pot of red beans and a plate of sweet cornbread with little green onions on the…Continue
I love books. I especially love my books. I love books so much that through the years I have amassed an extensive personal home library. My library fills two bookcases in my bedroom, two bookcases in my office, a huge bookcase in a spare bedroom and two very tall bookcases in the basement. My books overflow onto the floor where they are…
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'My Mama's Eyes'
copyright 2011 by Rick Reiley
(image compliments of Google Images)