Rose Mary Clarke’s Story Archive

Rose Mary’s Words of Wisdom Upon Growing Old

I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor, I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor, I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor —and I don’t like it very much! Oh no, he’s up to my toe, oh no he’s up to my toe Oh no, he’s up to my toe And … Read More

Now, In Our Day: Part 7

For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; The time of the singing of birds is come and the voice of the turtle (dove) is heard throughout the land. The great Shakespeare’s poetry could not surpass the Bible’s Song of … Read More

Now, in Our Day, Part 6

“To every thing there is a season.”  — The Bible, Ecclesiastes As I write this, it isn’t light yet, but a cardinal is loudly whistling a proclamation of spring out in our backyard. “Wheat, wheat, wheat! Cheer, cheer, cheer, cheer, cheer!” Spring arrived early. Alas, extreme cold blasted the fat … Read More

Now, In Our Day: Part 5

Dan, the leader of a book discussion group, e-mailed this Will Rogers quote, “Things aren’t what they used to be and probably never were.” Nephew John sent a cartoon. A little boy says, “Grandpa, do you remember the good old days?” “I sure do, but we didn’t call them the … Read More

Now, In Our Day: Part 4

Come gather ‘round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone If your time to you Is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ Or you’ll sink like a stone For the times they … Read More