As I wrote previously, my Mother and I took a trip to visit, for the first time since he passed, my Dad's grave. It was the first time she had visited him since the funeral because the cemetery is over 600 miles away. Texas is a big place! The grave stone there, or monument, rather, is a story in and of itself that I'll post in the near future.
We had a wonderful trip that took us just over 1600 miles total. We visited many friends we haven't seen in years and family we don't see often enough. Tonight I'm posting my Magpie Tale, and later there will be another short poem I've written about the family monument.
Thanks to Willow for continuing to challenge our creativity, and to all those who write, and read and visit each other!
the past and future
tallied and foretold
abridge the fractured lives
Poem © 2010 by R. Burnett Baker
Photo of Rick and Betty Baker in Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Texas taken by Resa Baker McAlexander, October, 2010.
Magpie Photo courtesy of Willow at Magpie Tales.