Wednesday, December 28, 2011

December Is Almost Done

Geese sitting on cold, cold ice
Honking up each and everyone
A chorus by the hundreds
I listen to each and every song.









I will push you out
Across the sky
A tire swing
And a treehouse
A day gone by.
Goodie goodie gumdrops
My mother would often say
While watching my children
Enjoying a day of play.

I'm not sure where this came from
Perhaps a poem or a book
But it showed, she too was having fun
You could always tell by her look.

Everytime I see these candies
I buy them for the thought
Of good times spent with my children
And hearing my mother's silly thoughts.

17 comments:

  1. it's been a while since I've heard anyone say goodie goodie gumdrops! :-)

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  2. December is done for and the days are getting longer! Nashville is having such a mild winter that a few dandelions are blooming. I like those sunset colored gumdrops-

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  3. I grew up with that phrase, too, Steve. And now you've got me craving gum drops. :)

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  4. You have some pictures of very good things. Some of them remind me to be more observant of smaller things. I keep overlooking so many things around me.

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  5. And what precious silly thoughts!
    I love a day of outdoor play. And I think I would like to skip across that bridge!

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  6. I love the light and shadow of those photos and the thoughts too. None of us suspect what sort of things we will be remembered for do we.

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  7. Yes, Steve. On next sunday it will be another day and another year.
    Thanks for your beautiful photos and writting.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR, to you and your family.

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  8. Nothing soothes my soul more than honking geese bound for south in the autumn and north in the spring. The sound is true music to my ears. The V shape flight represents cooperation to the fullest. One of the wonders of nature!

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  9. Haven't thought of gum drops in years!
    Love the photos...
    hughugs

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  10. Aww... I love that memory that you shared with us!

    Loved all the pictures. So cool now that I know some are coming from my neck of the woods. :-)

    Hope you have a wonderful and safe New Years weekend, Steve!!

    Hugs,
    Coreen

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  11. Enjoyed seeing pictures of Iowa. Hope to stop back on a regular basis.

    I especially enjoyed the tire swing.

    Take care.

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  12. I will try to show my birch trees in next spring when they are in leaf. We will prune them in height and width, because they become too big.
    I take advantage of these few words to wish you and your family a wonderful 2012.

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  13. quite the lovely ending to the year

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  14. Steve, best wishes to you for the New Year. I have happily enjoyed your blog posting for much of this year and look forward to continuing in 2012. It's been an amazing year for you with a new job and a move as well. Give Lily a big hug too,

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Keep it positive and informative,I enjoy hearing from you!