One of two sons born after Mother then Aunt Linnie Jane was present for the services, driving up from Texas with his wife. The other son, a WWII veteran passed away in Austin several years ago. Many friends and associates and several other family members were there as well from both her and his side of the family lines.
This issue also features several poems, one by Bud Lemire, "The Funeral Poem," which sounds sad but is filled with hope and reassurance. His other poems for April are "The Beauty" and "Life Review."
John Blair's poems are: "Aylee," "Caliber," "Doors of Time," "Great Grandpa Buck," "My Little Secret," and "Time/Life." Bruce Clifford has eight poems in this time beginning with "Nothing Left in the Way." Others by him and a co-author to be introduced next month are: "Common Ground," "Crawling Out of My Skin," "Dreaming as Dreamers Do," "In Touch," "I've Got You on My Mind," "We Know This in Our Hearts," and "What's Been on Your Mind."
LC Van Savage displays one of the poems from her book of published poetry, "Nun and Chappie, Her Rainbow," and her column "Consider This" dwells on etiquette, past and present. Peg Jones shares the Angels' message for April in "Angel Whispers." Leo C. Helmer gives us the lowdown on Easter history and a neat breakfast recipe to use up some of those Easter eggs in "Cookin' With Leo."
"Irish Eyes" by Mattie Lennon brings a tribute to the late David Farrelly, a countryman composer of many songs. Thomas F. O'Neill ("Introspective") muses on the differences in minimum wages and the resulting life styles in China and the USA.
"Eric Shackle's Column" takes note of the celebration of the residents of the English town of Sandwich in the county of Kent. 68,000 of them will be marking the 250th anniversary of the 'invention of the sandwich' by their earl of that time.
The article by David Van Os touches us in both heart and pocketbook and includes some trends to keep an eye toward. Eric Shackle's article also voices a warning to heed well when traveling to "Wrong Sidney."
Mark Crocker adds Part A of the fantasy "Rabbo Tales II, Chapter 4 - Names" with sophisticated main character, Rabbo.
See you in May.
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