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simple gifts

pennies were so priceless then
counting them like
Scrooge McDuck's gold
yet not in a greedy way
instead     a thankful way

no matter what it seemed to others
it was the best of times

upon a storage box we'd dine
with wine of the finest
         pink Catawba
in mismatched glasses
   carefully balanced and gleaming
in the light of a half burnt candle
its wax dripping between and upon
last night's dried traces
on the wicker hugged Chianti bottle

                 yet

if we could buy those times today
we just might trade
our bottle of Dom
our plush dining set
and our California king
for a cozy twin
because then nothing
was too small
nor too simple
to share...

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Date: 1/9/2019 11:57:00 PM
I am always fond of simple living n try to maintain my own style. Best wishes.
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Date: 12/22/2018 8:15:00 PM
I love this. Those early days when each other’s company was worth more than anything else. You paint such a lovely, nostalgic picture.
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craig cornish
Date: 12/22/2018 10:13:00 PM
Thank you Heather, so awesome to see you out or as they say in Canada oht and aboat. Does this mean you'll be penning an occasional write--I hope so--really miss your writing! Hope you & your family have a Merry Christmas
Date: 12/20/2018 9:24:00 AM
I love this. I know this :))) a fave! xomo
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craig cornish
Date: 12/20/2018 9:41:00 AM
Thanks so much Maureen