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~ 72 Hours ~   2 comments

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   1 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

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

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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~~ November ~~   3 comments

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The room is dim.  Outdoors it is chill and damp. Steely gray clouds have eclipsed the light.

A seeming constant wind whips the trees, stripping them of their foliage until, at last, all

that is left is spectral limbs and branches.  Long since faded blossoms now drop from the

frozen and frost laden stems.  Now come the days of frigid rains, often spiced with a

mixture of sleet or snow, often both.  The sun and its warmth have retreated to a safe

haven in the south, not to return for months to come.  The sun will return infrequently

when threatened by nature’s wrath, but warmth refuses to accompany it.

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Just think, folks, it’s not even winter yet and I’m already this depressed !!!!!

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Posted November 17, 2017 by PapaBear in Uncategorized

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I have sat in the light of a yellow moon with the sandman
And my heart has been touched by the flames.
In the early light of dawn when I arose
I saw my faceless fate clothed in the sun.
When I look at you,  the sunrise in your smile lights my day

There was a love story tied with ribbons
But there are still wishes I can’t answer
Only the heart, touched by the fire
And the deep eternal love still burning there
And never such words as these came from my imperfect hands
But from the soul of my being.


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Posted July 29, 2017 by PapaBear in Uncategorized

Stuff ‘n’ Things   3 comments

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     Well, it’s been a short summer, but a longer time than I’ve had time to call my own.  What with a few short 2 day trips here and there, and projects around the house & yard, and….., well I never would have believed that grandkids could take up so much of my time!!!!!  Aside from the above, I’ve been fishing a bit…, and painting…., and doing a lot of readin’ and relaxin’, but not too much writing, as you’ve probably noted .  Other than being busy a lot, I’ve enjoyed it all. 

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A color pencil work…..

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….and a watercolor

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Well, the clock is pushin’ on toward midnight here and I should probably be

calling it a day before my eyes slam completely shut so………

OK, OK….. goodnight everybody !!!