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By Mary E. Adair

June 2016

June brings thoughts of brides, memories of weddings, invitations to weddings to be (which includes the nuptials planned for Bethany Davies and fiance Blake Whitaker. We have shown many of her compositions in our pages - she is one of your editor's great-granddaughters.) Nothing tops the excitement and joy of romance finding a happy ending, or should that be happy beginning? May your June bring sweet happenings and memories to you.

Phil Hennessy gives us the poem "Nothingness Blues plus the link to hear it on You Tube. His other poem for June is "Pleasure Today." Bud Lemire submits three verses with "Stinky Perfume," "I Thought I Knew You," and "Enjoy And Have Fun." Bruce Clifford's two poems for this issue are "Do You Think We'll Make it to the End" and "Dry Your Eyes."

John I Blair, still battling health concerns, but assures us he believes he is winning, sent four poems: "We Agreed," "Happiness," "NORTH, SOUTH (EAST, WEST)," and "Endgame." Your editor burst forth with "Trial and Error," which rounds out the dozen poems this month.

LC Van Savage, in our single article, confesses to an embarrassing moment, then adds save the day info for using chopsticks.

Thomas F. O'Neill, "Introspective," tells about the strange looking 'Straddling Bus' and its possible future.

LC Van Savage's column "Consider This" gets into storage containers while Mattie Lennon in "Irish Eyes" waxes eloquent about storytellers and introduces an Anti-Cyberbullying solution for some people.

Rod Cohenour, "Cooking With Rod," really dishes up a Mexican style meal "Lime-Cilantro Grilled Chicken Fajitas and Southwest Pineapple Salsa." Melinda Cohenour, "Armchair Genealogy" adds Part II of the interesting facts surrounding David Motley Ellington, an American Patriot, then shows how he connects to her family tree (and your editor's, since she is my youngest sister.)

In "Adventures of Ollie-Dare" Chapter 14 by Rebecca Morris, the bear learns about the Great Lodge. Mark Crocker's series "Rabbo Book 5" adds Chapter 3 "Holes within Holes."

Thanks again to Mike Craner for his expertise and patience that allows this little ezine to continue its mission of encouraging writers, experienced and beginners, and to promote reading.

Watch for us in July!

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