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Love, Memory, and the Bottle

Tonight, I have a story for you – a true one.  I got permission to share the story if I didn’t use any of the real names or places, so I won’t.  But, since I don’t know the real names, I won’t use any.

This is the story of Hubby and Wifey.  Now,  they had been married a long time and were rather up in their years.  Hubby was beginning to suffer from Alzheimer.  Wifey liked to drink a bit.  In fact, they were at the point where Hubby would get lost a lot and Wifey had 4 bottles of wine a day.  So, see?  Just your usual suburban older couple.

One day, Wifey got a bit tired of Hubby and when he went out into the garage, she locked him in.  He had his coat on, so the cold wouldn’t bother him.  After that, she kind of forgot about him.  Hubby, on the other hand, did not like being locked in the garage.  So, he pushed the door opener.  The door was slightly broken, so it only went up about 2 feet.  This did not deter Hubby, who merely lay down and crawled rolled out of the garage without Wifey even knowing.

He then began walking.  Now, after a bit, he forgot where he was.  He decided to stop at a house.  Wifey, knowing her Hubby was so forgetful, had gone to all the neighbors and passed out her business card and explained about Hubby’s problem.  This neighbor was such a one.  The neighbor was nice and helped Hubby get back home.

In the meantime, the garage door had never been lowered.  This, eventually, set off the house alarm system and called the police.  When said neighbor returned with Hubby, there were 3 police cars parked in front of the house and Wifey was upset and hollering.

Isn’t it wonderful that boredom will never gain a foothold in this house?

I will also mention here that other time when Wifey put Hubby upstairs and then, apparently, drank enough to forget where he was.  She called the police and, while explaining to them about the situation, suddenly heard him and told the police to nevermind, he was upstairs.

Yes, I am looking so forward to getting older!



Two Fall Poems

Amid the leaves
By Scott L Vannatter
October 9, 2012

Leaves, brightly colored,
Falling through the sky
Touching lightly on the earth
Becoming less than dry

Children raking, piling
Piling them all so high
Counting, running, leaping with mirth
For a moment seeming to fly

Piles being thrown, here and there
Amid the shouts and cry
Sorting and readying, giving mounds new birth
Lining up for another try

Lost in Thought
By Scott L Vannatter
October 9, 2012

I lay amid the fallen leaves
Lost in thought yet attuned to all
I think of her, my long-lost love
During this season, my beloved fall

I shut out sights and sounds alike
Envisioning her form and face
Wrapped in her beauteous memories
I am in another place

I touch her cheek and steal a kiss
Then dry her salty tears
I hold her for the longest time
Not now, but years and years

She’s gone from me, but still remains
A moment always in my mind
Though I’ve lost her, I just have to think
And her, again, I find

I open my eyes the leaves to see
Beyond them the clouds above
I must wipe my tears; they’re on my face
As I think of my lost love

Beauty lies within yourself

The only impossible journey in life is you never begin!! ~Tanvir Kaur


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