It's my parents 55th wedding anniversary today. They have five children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. They've done infant foster care for the past 12 years and welcomed 23 babies into their home. I can't think of a suitable gift for them. I've written them a list poem to celebrate.
Things I've Learned from My Parents in Their 55 Years of Marriage:
Keep up with the car and it will last a long time.
Keep candles on the breakfast table.
Everyone comes home for dinner.
Pick flowers and enjoy them.
Liquor store boxes are good when you move.
Keep a comfy chair next to the bookcase.
There is always room for more books.
Take turns washing the dishes.
Moderation in all things.
Have extra chairs.
Remember the buddy system.
Forgive each other every day.
Bring home surprises.
Go outside and play.
- Andromeda JazmonThe Friday Poetry Roundup is at Sara's blog Read Write Believe today. Enjoy!
On another note, I am starting the 4th annual Mother Reader 49 Hour Reading Challenge tonight. Rules are here, Prizes are listed here, and Starting Line is here. I'd like to add one more prize: I will donate a framed 5x7 print of one of my favorite photos and original haiku to the person who raises the most money for a Greater Good cause.
I have several of Young Adult novels that I have had on my TBR pile for awhile and I am looking forward to digging in. To make it even more interesting for everyone this year Pam has added a Greater Good component. I am going to be putting up short posts on all the books I read. For every unique, meaningful comment I receive on those posts I will donate $1 to Bridget Zinn's medical fund. Bridget is a Young Adult author, librarian and book blogger who is in expensive cancer treatment. Many kidlit bloggers have come together to offer support for her and I am happy to join in. If you can come by this weekend and comment on the books I'm reading you can be part of that too. If you are doing the 48 Hour Reading challenge let me know and I'll come and follow you too!