DO YOU BELIEVE IN ANGELS?

The place was filled to capacity when we arrived. Two blocks of chairs with an aisle between faced the stately casket. There were three of us and it seemed best if we sat in the bleachers at the back of the gymnasium. Row after row of flowers were arranged in tiers the full length of […]

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AS WAS HIS CUSTOM… YOURS?

HE WENT TO THE SYNAGOGUE, AS WAS HIS CUSTOM…. When I was a young girl, I was asked to baby sit for my infant nephew one evening while my sister and her husband went out for awhile. The baby had a cold and my sister’s instructions were to give him a spoon full of cough […]

THE RESCUE

My husband and I were standing at our living room window, watching a man walking down the distant road. The man lived nearby in a broken down house.  Every day he walked two miles to a neighborhood bar where he spent his time.

MY LASTING IMPRESSION OF MARY

Remembering MARY They appeared just before the service began.  He carried a small pillow under his arm.   I wondered why.  Together they sat in the front pew, listening attentively.  One Sunday, as the service ended, Mary’s husband stood to leave.  The pillow he had carried under his arm now lay on the church pew where […]

LETTER FOR A SOLDIER RETURNING HOME

The older you grow the greater is your responsibility toward life, society, and the two people who created you, your Mother and Father.

PEARL HARBOR

Tenth Grade English Composition  1951 Mary Anne Whitchurch December 7, 1941  On a cold, grey morning when the fog had yet to rise; The seagulls made a flutter  like a bird of paradise. The waves were as a rose vine  coils in an arbor, Thus began the day   Japanese bombed PEARL HARBOR. The sun […]

WHERE’S THE BEEF?

 When lilac bushes appear in a vacant field,
we know an old Michigan farm 
once stood nearby.