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Monday, August 29, 2016

Summer Nights

Summer evening
air starting to cool
people come out
sit/stand at the curb
watch children 
play stick ball
and talk story.

  Talk Story is a Hawaiian term meaning to chat with one another.  When the weather is nice, neighbors often meet to chat in the street.  Two people start chatting and then another joins in, and another and soon there are half a dozen folks just catching up on neighborhood gossip.  If the road, street or avenue where you live could talk, what would it tell you about your neighborhood?  Try writing about that today.  Have fun.

Today I'll be happier than an egret having lunch on a cow's back.


  1. I'm sure you have many stories to share about your latest adventures. Enjoy the fellowship and stories with those you know and love.

    I love the cow and egret image!

    1. Linda, did you know that Sunday is Dad's Day in Australia? When I was shopping in Melbourne there were lots of displays of things to get dad,. It took me awhile to figure out, that like Mothering Sunday, Dad's Day is different than in the US.