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I Remember When

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I Remember When

With just a little coaxing I can remember when Excitement ruled my early days when you'd come home again. I was a boy, just seven or eight and you were fully grown. And it was a very special time when "Brother" would come home. You and your special Mildred, The two of you and "Wart"--- You see, I can't remember the three of you apart. Since you were up and married before I was ever born, I can't remember all the things that happened on the farm. But, things I do remember -- I can remember well -- Like the gifts you brought at Christmas none others could excel. – Like the places you would take us, Mildred, me and "Wart" -- We'd race the train to Cameron if that old Ford would start. – Like the times we'd all go riding and it seemed the car would wiggle -- We'd look and see you steal a kiss and me and "Wart" would giggle. Looking back, I realize the young love you both shared Began a life together that God himself prepared. So, no matter where I wander, No matter where I roam --- No thrills can match the ones I knew When "Brother" would come home. Author’s Note: This was written for my oldest brother and his wife, Mildred, on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. During WW2 he held a most critical position with the government in New Mexico. “Brother” was a nickname we used for him and “Wart” was a nickname he gave his oldest son, my nephew, only one year Younger than me. He was an inspiration to everyone he met. His life story is motion picture material.

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  1. Date: 9/11/2013 2:01:00 PM
    I have many nice memories like this of my own family. I have seven uncles and they were all quite the characters! I always had so much unpredictable fun with them. Great work on this poem, Jake, I enjoyed it...Thank you for all of the kind comments, once again. I am flattered! :)

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 9/11/2013 5:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Kelly. "Brother" was a great inspiration to me. He succeeded in all his endeavors while fighting MD most of his adult life..... Jake
  1. Date: 7/8/2013 3:16:00 AM
    I'm glad I chanced upon this one...a fabulous read Jake!

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 7/8/2013 4:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This one is special to me and to the kid sparked into existence by its reading.... Jake
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 8:25:00 AM
    A wonderful story of family love. congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 6/22/2013 8:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You, Joyce. Your visits are always special.... Hugs to ya.... Jake
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 7:23:00 AM
    Excellent story John! Congrats and thanks for submitting Kim!

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 6/22/2013 8:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Kim. I owe it all to Andrea, who suggested I enter this..... Jake
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 2:40:00 PM
    This is a marvelous story poem. You could enter it in the true story contest!! He sounds like a very special brother. Keep that family of yours close. they are the most important thing in your life!

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 6/19/2013 2:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, sweetheart. I will take it to the contest and see what happens...Jake
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 7:55:00 AM
    Hey John, another fine one...I can relate to this one..but the other way around...I am 21 years older than my youngest brother so it was a treat to come home to see him. He had changed some every time....its different when you don't watch it every day....Donna

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 3/17/2013 8:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are right. The excitement of the return of a sibling who has left the nest is very special. Thanks for visiting... Love ya.... Jake
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 3:31:00 PM
    How wonderful it is for people to live on through the people they met, their loved ones... and through this poem! I liked the nickname, too... when my nephews were really young they couldn't pronounce their sisters name so they just called her Sister, and I always thought it was so cute.

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 3/16/2013 4:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, my friend, I find pleasant memories in reverie....... Jake
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 5:04:00 AM
    And so is this poem , its a stunner Jake xx

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 3/16/2013 5:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Mandy.... He was very special to all who knew him...... Jake