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Friday, January 8, 2010

Still cold and shivering!


MY FRIEND ESTHER WROTE THIS POEM LAST NOVEMBER 2008:

Must I be thankful for the snow?
Selfishly,
It grieves me so.
Brown stalks shiver
In my flower bed
            Blanketed in white-
                                                                     Color of the dead.
                                                                  Old joints protest

                      The ice and cold
                 Winter is not kind
                 When you grow old.
                   Must I be thankful 
             For the snow?
                Selfishly,
                    I don't think so.
                                       ©Esther Loomis

Esther is in her mid eighties now and does not like the cold in Central New York State where she resides.  26 yrs. ago, Esther and I were in the Bethel Bible Class together to be teachers.  It was a 2-year course and very in-depth.  We loved what we learned and Esther taught the class all these years at our home town church.  She has been such a blessing to the church and to me as a friend.  We are 20 some years apart in age but we never feel it.  She has kept in touch by handwritten letters all these years and I really appreciate it.  She is a bird lover as we are and has an afinity for Blue Birds as we do.  So here's to you Sweet Esther wishing you a wonderful new year full of God's blessings! 



4 comments:

Gloria said...

How lucky you are to have such a beautiful friend. I love the poem. Friends don't come easy and you cherish those that stick around. Have a great weekend.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

How wonderful that you have kept in touch, by hand-written letters, all this time!!!

debbie said...

DEAR KERRIE,
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DROPPING BY SIMPLY DEBBIE. I KNOW YOU LEFT A COMMENT BUT IT AND 5 OTHERS HAVE DISAPPEARED TODAY. IT MAKES ME SAD...I LOVE MY COMMENTS THAT PEOPLE LEAVE FOR ME.
THE BLUEBIRD IS MY FAVORITE BIRD AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN ONE IN PERSON. IT IS NOT THEY ARE NOT IN OKLAHOMA, JUST NEVER WHERE I AM. THEY ARE ELUSIVE TO ME.
STAY WARM
HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND
ANGEL HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Purvail said...

How nice that you still et handwritten letters in this time of e-mails. I lov when I go to my mailbox and find a card or letter.