Sunday, April 22, 2012

In a perfect world, all the questions would have answers, all problems solutions.  A case in point if the injunction to love one another.  We care for one another as best we can, but the other person must decide whether or not to take responsibility for himself or herself.  Most of us, at one time or another, must cross that bridge.


Monday, April 16, 2012

I was alone with my Dad shortly before he died.  I confessed that I was sorry for all the stories I had told about Aunt Pearly.  I said, "I know she wasn't all that bad."  Dad thought for a moment and said, "Yes she was." Aunt Pearly had a "nevous condition."  She did, in fact, have a hard life and she complained a lot and expected everyone to do things her way, without question.  At least, that's how I remembered her.  But, in fairness, I also remember that, as far as I know, no one ever challenged her.  We were all content to criticize.  Now I can't help but wonder what her life and the lives of those around her would have been like if someone like Little John's wife had lovingly challenged her.  Just a thought.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The old depot still holds artifacts and memories of a day when Jack Slade finally killed Old Jules. The new town of Julesburg now rests in its fourth location.