Saturday, April 25, 2015

Kelowna Bound


My sister and I are hitting the road this morning to make a quick road trip to Kelowna, home town of our childhood,  to see our aunt, and cousins. Our uncle passed away last evening, and we are going to be there with the family at this sad time. This is the last of my mother's siblings left alive; it is the end of an era. We so admired this glamorous group of relatives, back in their glory days. They seemed impossibly beautiful and sophisticated to our gaggle of gawky kids. A golden time that shines in memory,  more brightly the older we get.

As I will be without computer access until Monday night, I include two Crone Crunchies, to cover Day 25 and Day 26 of the poem a day for April. I hope to write a poem while I am away, to post Monday night.


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He talked in riddles
that could only be deciphered
with the key of love.

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Village Wedding Feast by Bruegel

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The woman in the dream looked like
a painting by Bruegel: rotund, a long dress, 
a white, full-bibbed apron,
plain flushed face, thick arms.
She spoke truth when she said,
"There is the potential for joy.
You just have to follow
the right dream."

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Days 25 and 26, kids.  I will be back Monday night and will catch up with you all then.  Take care, my friends.

12 comments:

  1. Sherry,

    I'm sorry to read about the loss of your dear uncle; just recently we wrote about the importance of having had the wisdom and memories of the elders in our families. I think you have been truly blessed witht having shared those kinds of times with your relatives.
    I hope you will find consolation in being together with your family in Kilowna. As with the traditions of the old Irish, recall and enjoy the memories of your uncle, with a happy heart.
    Eileen xx

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  2. Condolences, Sherry. Sounds like he followed one of the right dreams. Love, joy. Take care on your journey!

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  3. be safe my friend. enjoy the memories and stories to be told. we'll look forward to getting you back, mi amiga

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  4. Enjoyed them both. I am sorry to hear of your Uncle's passing. xoxoxoxoxohugs

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  5. Sherry I am so sorry for your loss. Be well.

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  6. Safe trip, Sherry! See you when you return.. Sorry about your uncle's death before you could see him.

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  7. I like both of these, Sherry--especially the second. Hope your travels are safe and your visit good for all.

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  8. Have a safe journey my friend..being together is most important now..so sorry...

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  9. enjoy yourself........ nice blog

    www.mavinmis.com

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  10. My condolenses Sherry. Too bad he passed before you could see him. Have a safe trip. I like both of these crunchies. Love is the key to everything. and it is so important to follow the right dream.

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  11. Oh Sherry.. just read your message..please accept my deepest condolences.. hope you are alright.. warm hugs.. have a safe journey..!

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Thank you so much. I will be over to see you soon!