Here we are...

...a group of Baby Boomers of sundry religious,
political and cultural orientations, who have been
meeting at the Voorheesville Public Library since 1991
to read and discuss each other's poems.

We include old fathers and young grandmothers,
artists and musicians, and run-of-the-mill eccentrics.
Writers are welcome to stop in and stay if they like us.


Some of Us

Some of Us
Dennis Sullivan, Beverly Osborne, Tom Corrado, Edie Abrams, Art Willis, Alan Casline (all seated); Paul Amidon, Mike Burke, Tim Verhaegen, Mark O'Brien, Barbara Vink, Philomena Moriarty

Monday, July 16, 2007

A little love story

I just got off the phone with Mildred Kerr and have a fresh appreciation for what a special person she is. She sounded very feeble and weak when she answered the call and my heart sank. It didn't take long however for her to begin talking, telling me stories about her and Donald. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in Ogonquit, ME, where Mildred loved to go and sketch, (while Donald waited, infinitely patient). That day they made a heart in the sand with their initals inside and they planned to do it again this year for their 61st in June. Donald died three weeks before the anniversary so Mildred asked her son to take her and he did. Donald's last words were "I love you, so long". How I wish that I could have had a relationship like that in my life.

She spoke fondly of EOTNP and asked to be remembered to you. She needs more time before we plan a visit.

bv

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous7/22/2007

    I was surfing the web and came across the blog. How my dad loved your poetry group.....I think he learned much about himself through his poetry and through the poetry of his fellow members.....

    Thank you for being a part of my dad's life and the loving support he received from so many of you towards the end....

    Jeanne (his eldest)

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  2. Dear Jeannie - Life is not the same without him. bv

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  3. Cathy Anderson7/28/2007

    Jeanne,
    The EOTNP Group isn't the same without John. He was loved and admired by us all and I feel fortunate to have known him.

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