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Monday Morning Visit


Blog Posted:7/12/2011 7:26:00 AM
 

My father sat in his kitchen

In the same old rickety chair

Reading the same damn newspaper

Drinking coffee from a chipped mug

That he won at a carnival

For successfully throwing rings

At bottles thirty years ago.

Ever since I can remember

This same continuous routine

Has gone on barring illnesses.

I can predict what’s coming next:

He’ll ask about the wife and kids.

“Morning son, how’s the wife and boys?”

“They’re all fine, dad. Want a refill?”

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  1. Date: 7/12/2011 9:26:00 AM
    be glad he doesn't have Alzheimers, at least he knows who you are when you walk in the door. My father died when I was a child, I would give anything to have that routine you have

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  1. Date: 7/12/2011 7:30:00 AM
    a unique ok./

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