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June 29 2017

Story waiting to be told

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The Story waiting to be Told

I’ve sat down a couple of times, trying to write this story. I seem to have, what they call writers block. I can’t seem to come up with the beginning line. Where does one start. My life is in complete turmoil, and not all that turmoil is of my own making. So, one is suppose to start at the beginning.

The beginning, where is the beginning? I’m searching for a beginning, something to give me a balance
Balance, balance in ones life is hard to find. I’m off balance a great deal anymore, the older I’ve gotten, the worse my balance has become. You see, this isn’t the story, that I wanted to write about. Sometimes, when I sit down to write, the story doesn’t roll off my keypad. I have to coach it out into the open.

My brother called today, and I told him I was trying to write about our experience of finding each other and how this came out into the open. He said he couldn’t wait to read it. Well, brother you may be waiting a while for something or anything that may make sense. The story has to percolate through the gravel of my life experiences, that filters my thinking and writing. There seems to be a lot of fines in those layers of gravel and it’s going to take a while before it filters through.

June 17 2017


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Brother and Wife


My brother Otis, and his wife Amy.  It was great to meet up.

May 13 2017

Mothers Day Secrets

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Me&Mother51-2Barbara Gilcrease

Life is a strange adventure, and things never seem to be static.  Just when you think nothing changes everything does.   People do things, you wouldn’t ever think they would do.  No matter, how well you think you know someone, you never ever really do.   Secrets, things one keeps to themselves.  Everyone has the secrets…I suppose.  
    I’m still blown away from the recent secret that came out in my mothers life, one that she carried to her grave.  How much of our lives is hidden away in closets, out of sight but not really out of mind.  How many hidden secrets do good, hidden away from the light, or do they do harm, and should be kept in the dark.  I guess it all depends upon the secret  
    Secrets, what would it take for someone to share their secrets that they locked away from view.  Would you share yours?  What does it take to bare ones soul to a loved one.  Would you share to the world and share those things kept hidden?  Is it harder on the one who is keeping secrets or those who will never know unless the secrets become known.  I guess it all depends upon the secret.  
    On this mothers day, I’m thinking of my mother and the secrets she kept.  Upon learning of a secret she kept hidden from me all these years, it just make me wonder about the unknown.