A Loving Mate


Photo from pre-red hair Jeanne


Want to share how elder couples show tenderness 3 days before Valentines Day:

I had an accident leaving my car in the garage and had to clean the floor, car, clothes, body, bathroom, shower, mop, etc etc. Meanwhile messages were coming in from my son and daughter that required responses!

It took 2 hours to clean up and restore freshness.

When I confided to Don what had happened, he helped me finish the clean up, and then offered to rub my feet with lavender, scratch my back to help me sleep, and promised to do more of this when needed. In between, several jokes about the incident kept us laughing!

Once again we got a great taste of elder intimacy.

Recipe: trust, patience, sense of humor, loyalty!


people matching art

We are one color. When I return home, I must attend to:


clocks, plants, newspapers,

laundry, mail, packages, first

frost, fridge, deck, lamps, etc. ( messages, alerts…..)


Ratta Mahattaart by Ratta Mahatta

Last night

I ran with my son and daughter

on line

in messages clothed in balloons

drifting thru clouds

stroking my family shoulder

with enduring affection.


Thilda May Swenson

Swenson is best known for her exuberant, adventurous wordplay. She’s credited with inventing the “iconography” style, in which the lines of the poem are shaped to create images relating to the poem’s content. For instance, her poem “The Lowering,” written as a memorial for Robert F. Kennedy, is in the shape of a folded flag.

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