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|Slim–Do You “Recollect When”…|
Resolutin’ T’ward Twenty-Eleven In Flat Rock…
It was a nearin’ 7:00 in the mornin’ time when Slim rang me on my cellular phone. Beyond a good mornin’ howdy he started talkin’ t’ward me with a full list of recollection questions. Do you "recollect when—"
…was the last year The Store sold a pure dozen 6-foot pick sacks?
Here Slim stopped for a talkin’ breath and I quickly offered to him that my ear needed some serious word restin’. I promised to think on his "do you recollect when" questions and get with him personal down to The Store in the evenin’ time. He noted such, but ended with one final do you "recollect when" question—the year we started the New Year’s resolutin wall b’hind the old potbellied heater down to The Store? He further offered it was time for Flat Rock folk to start their resolutin’ list on The Store wall for twenty-eleven.
I finished off my now cold breakfast, dressed, got in my pickup and headed out for some mornin’ chores. I recalled some personal recollections from a poem I wrote several years back.
I REMEMBER WHEN…BACK THEN!!!
I was tall and thin,
The radio was just A.M.
I would ride my stick horse
My heroes were a masked man,
In summer I would WRITE letters to my friends.
I told Mom that girl was just a friend.
Self-service gas stations first begin.
There were riots, marches and sit-ins;
Graduating college became a dream.
There was no such word as live-in;
Do you remember way back then?
Do you "Recollect When" life was simpler? You felt safe on the street or road at night, would even consider pickin’ up a hitchhiker; sins, murder and divorce were not everyday words and just maybe you thought world peace was a possibility. You would just pencil down two or possible three New Year’s resolutions and hopefully you could work hard and keep them.
I wish for each of you a very Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year Twenty-Eleven.
REMEMBER YOUR HERITAGE!!!