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#SOL18: It was THAT day!


It was that day!

The internet would not connect.

Fortunately, I had time to wait.

Unfortunately, I was still waiting 20 minutes later.

It was that day!

The password was “BAD Password.”

Fortunately, it was posted on the bulletin board.

Unfortunately, it was s-s-s-s-o-o-o-o slow to connect.

It was that day!

The bagpipe music was the prelude.

Fortunately, the tunes were recognizable.

Unfortunately, it was melting the ear wax of all in the church.

It was that day!

Three of my siblings were there!

Fortunately, even my sister arrived five minutes early.

Unfortunately, it was hard to save enough seats.

It was that day!

During the last speeches the lights went out and RAIN poured down.

Fortunately, a light on the phone allowed the speeches to continue.

Unfortunately, it continued to rain.

It was that day!

The rain was pelting down like thin knife slivers at precisely 55 degree angles.

Fortunately, I had an umbrella.

Unfortunately, it was in my car back at Mom’s.

It was that day!

Everyone eventually braved the monsoon.

Fortunately, the coffee was already brewed and lunch was prepared.

Unfortunately, the lines were long due to the many family members . . . (8 children, spouses, 24 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson) and then all the rest of the cousins, aunts and uncles, family and friends).

It was that day!

Lunch was great, the lights returned, and it was time to head for the cemetary.

Fortunately, the rain had stopped and the processional proceeded across several county lines.

Unfortunately, only 8 vehicles pulled off the side of the road and waited patiently, courteously, and respectfully for all to pass through.

It was that day!

The cars filled the driveway in a neat and orderly fashion.

Fortunately, the rain held off until the graveside services were complete.

Unfortunately, the rain was steady as the grandsons and great grandsons closed the grave.

It was that day!

A day to celebrate the life, adventures and passions that were a part of my aunt Emilie!

Fortunately we were asked to “Please honor Emilie by enjoying a strawberry margarita, a bowl of your favorite ice cream, or some extra lap time with your grandchild.”

Unfortunately, it was raining again by the time I arrived home . . . filled with sorrow for our loss but with some comfort from our fellowship.

How was your day? 

Were you able to balance “fortunate” and “unfortunate”? 

What tipped the scales in your favor?




Thank you, Betsy, Beth, Deb, Kathleen, Kelsey, Lanny, Melanie, and Stacey for this weekly forum from Two Writing Teachers. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here.                                                              slice of life 2016

 

 

 

#SOL18: March 28


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Drip! Drip! Drip! Drip!

Gently, slowly,

Each drop distinctly different.

Read, comment, read, comment,

Catch up, catch up, catch up,

A slicer’s work is never done!

Booming thunder

Loud and rhythmic

Not just white noise.

Write, read, write, revise

Let it rest, let it brew

A writer’s work is never done!

Pounding, roaring, louder and louder

Mya crouching and hiding

Lightning has arrived.

No time to nap, relax

Or read for fun today

A PD presenter’s work is never done!




Thank you, Betsy, Beth, Deb, Kathleen, Lanny, Melanie, and Stacey for this daily forum each March. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here.                                                                                                      slice of life 2016

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