Tag: childhood memories

Must have been

Must have been about third grade when I first believed I could massage Genie make her breathe. I imagined, often dreamed she could fulfill secrets and wishes hidden in a Maxwell House can still. Must have been about sixth grade or so I started singing like Elvis playing my Gene Autry guitar not truly understanding “Don’t Be Cruel” but the…

Hard to understand

Shine under the bed shotgun by the door dogs on the porch life was hard to understand. Church on Sunday preacher dropped by every Monday evening to wet his appetite and count the offering plate. Gospel in the holler and hills tracks of coal dust in the house black lung poached nearby a single cough meant death was near by…

Louise

After a very long journey from Tennessee Fritz and Louise settled in northern Colorado in search of gold but by the time they arrived it was a bust. Three months later in a saloon Fritz got caught cheating gambling in Leadville got shot dead leaving Louise alone. She met a banker man crooked as can be seen an easy way…