~ 72 Hours ~   Leave a comment

In 72 hours I’ll be sitting in the purple chair !

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I’ll be leaving Winter behind for about 2 weeks so I can thaw my weary, chilled bones

and be ready to welcome springtime (whenever it arrives) in the hinterland. 

See Y’all then.  (warning)  There will be pictures !!!

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Posted February 21, 2018 by PapaBear in Uncategorized

A Dark and Rainy Night   Leave a comment

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Steel gray sky

Chill pouring rain

Harsh winter wind

Beats against the windowpane

All the beginnings of

“a dark and rainy night…..”

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But sitting by the fire with a warm snifter of good brandy has a way of changing one’s perspective…..

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Good Night Everyone !

Posted February 15, 2018 by PapaBear in Uncategorized

) For a Valentine (   1 comment

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When I see the warmth in your eyes

And the joy in your smile

My heart hears the music of your love

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Posted February 10, 2018 by PapaBear in A Little Romance, Experiences, holiday, Personal, Poetry

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Dreamin’ Again   2 comments

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Another winter of sitting here

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Wishin’ I was here !!!

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Well, all, in 3-4 weeks we’ll be makin’ that dream come true.., at least for a couple weeks !

Posted February 3, 2018 by PapaBear in Uncategorized

Wishes for You   1 comment

Wishes ‘n’ a wee toast t’ lead all into the spirit o’ St. Valentine’s Day !

 

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May you always have these blessings

A soft breeze when it’s hot

A warm fireside when it’s not

And the comfort of love ‘n’ friendship always

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Posted February 3, 2018 by PapaBear in holiday, Personal, Poetry, Prose

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~ Prelude to a Valentine ~   1 comment

(Just some old words, crying for some music to turn them into a song)

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Just an old familiar song I hear
Keeps wanderin’ back to me
Brings me back to times so dear
When you were here with me
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It’s just a melody
That brings back memories
A soft and tender tune
Beneath the stars and moon
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Along a lonely avenue
With nothing there to see
Notes ring out so clear and true
This haunting melody
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It’s just a melody
That brings back memories
A soft and tender tune
Beneath the stars and moon
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Don’t think that I’ll get over you
It’s plain for me to see
I’m still held by a love that’s true
A haunting melody.
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It’s just a melody
That brings back memories
A soft and tender tune
Beneath the stars and moon
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You come into my arms again
Your bright eyes look at me
Seems you heard that same refrain
That haunting melody.

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It’s just a melody
That brings back memories
A soft and tender tune
Beneath the stars and moon

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Posted January 31, 2018 by PapaBear in A Little Romance, Memories, Other Art, Personal, Songs

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The Day After   Leave a comment

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‘Twas the day after New Years

And out on the deck

The thermometer must have broken

“Now what the heck???”

I picked up my trusty electronic phone

And there what I saw chilled me to the bone

And there what I saw what I couldn’t have seen

The thermometer read MINUS 15

The snow was piled high out there on the drive

And I thought this must be the most terrible dread

And, when I woke and found, I was really alive

I thought I might be better off dead

Closed the blind on the window and got back into bed

And pulled the covers up over my head

 Snow Queen, Frost Maiden, Old Man Winter, how did they dare

Visit my world with such outlandish nightmare

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Ah yes, my friends, the “polar vortex”, “El Nino”, and “La Nina” have all gathered to party with us this winter…, and from the looks of things they intend to stay for a while.  Here at the southern tip of Lake Michigan we haven’t seen a temp even near 20 degrees (above, that is) for nearly 3 weeks, and snow nearly every day in amounts more than is being forecast.  To conclude this little New Years rant I leave you with only one little question…..

What ever happened to Global Warming ?????

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