Rose Mary Clarke’s Story Archive

Survival Down in the Trenches

Last week I wrote about Valentines Day and the plight of the fictional character, Bridget, who worries about whether or not she’ll get a valentine. Thankfully, a man in whom she is interested does send her a card, and thus a romance begins. The orgy of cards, gifts and fancy … Read More

Valentine — 2017

Let me call you “Sweetheart,” I’m in love with you. Let me hear you whisper that you love me too. Keep the love-light glowing in your eyes so true. Let me call you “Sweetheart,” I’m in love with you. I wonder how many million times this old song that was … Read More

Now, In My Day . . .

Poof, go the words of our youth, the words we’ve left behind. We blink, and they’re gone . . . We of a certain age have been blessed to live in changeful times. For a child each new word is like a shiny toy, a toy that has no age. … Read More

Ms. Kitty Pusscatkin and Lilydog — Conclusion

“Dogs have masters. Cats have staff.” Kitty eats only frequent snacks of her cat chow. Lily gobbles her kibbles with a couple of slurps. She lies at the entrance to the kitchen, hoping for a crumb to fall. I say that she vacuums the kitchen, then mops it. One day … Read More

The Further Adventures of Pusscatkin and Lilydog

All things bright and beautiful— All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all. James Herriot used this hymn as the titles of his delightful books about his life as a veterinarian in Yorkshire. As I wrote last week, Ms. Kitty absolutely detests … Read More