THE HANNAROSE DIARIES
- November 04
- Essays, poetry, opinion and short stories. Free lance on line and in print.
"In life we all have an unspeakable secret, and irreversible regret, an unreachable dream, and an unforgettable love.”
― Diego Marchi
Personal Website: AnneWrites.com
MY RECENT POSTS
October 17, 2013 07:07AM
- A Place of One's Own/Part III/
A Thousand Small Deaths
September 14, 2013 01:02PM
- A Thousand Small Deaths: Part
August 07, 2013 09:35AM
- Small Black Box or Big Pine
June 04, 2013 11:30AM
- Look Lady, Horse!
June 02, 2013 11:13AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Very well done. Thank
you for sharing”
November 01, 2013 09:57AM
- “Got something caught in
my throat when I saw the
Colorado. Damn I
October 17, 2013 02:19PM
- “OK jmac. Pressed two. No
delivery truck yet. Been
since 9AM. Now 2 PM.
October 17, 2013 02:12PM
- “Belinda. I do remember.
And of course we can't ever
the Ginsu, wait
October 17, 2013 02:09PM
- “Marilyn, there is no
good way to flag down a waiter
October 17, 2013 02:07PM
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Waiting on the phone, listening to taped music, is eroding my sanity. I cannot accurately estimate the hours of my life waiting for someone to pick up the phone to answer a simple question. Without speakerphones, I would be completely insane.
Wait for prompt… Read full post »
Bradenton, Florida. Sept 14, 2013. Waiting and wondering what is next. We are moved out of our home in New Hampshire. Hanging out in our rental apartment. Nothing is certain and each day the anxiety builds. Our furniture is in storage, our car is in transit. We are in… Read full post »
A time to move forward. A time to leave behind.
A time to sort, to gift, to donate.
A time to throw away.
Oh, the most difficult of all! A small decorated box.
Her baby shoes and mine inside. A tiny coffin,… Read full post »
I'll bet you know where this is going. But I plan to wander a bit. Invite you to come with me. No...not really WITH me. You'll understand.
My last published piece on OS is entitled LOOK LADY, HORSE. At the end of the story I left you with this:… Read full post »
St. Thomas. AVI. September 4th, 1960
I was 20. My husband was 24. We were on our honeymoon and it was our first trip to the Caribbean. It was his first trip on an airplane.
It was the kind of vacation… Read full post »
Man points at sky and yells, " I just heard that Mars has a missile pointed at earth. It can wipe us all out! Gotta move."
One of my favorites. Have tried to find the original. Perhaps the New Yorker?
Let me know.… Read full post »
As many of you know, my husband was diagnosed with Alzheimers disease in February.
Bradenton FL. April 22, 2013
It is just past 7 AM. My husband is still sleeping and I am pleased to have some alone time. The sky is layered and changing by the second. Ivory… Read full post »
I have decided to remove my last post Too Soon, One, Two, Three. I do appreciate all of your kind words and thank you for your support and prayers.
Mary is 89.
Joe is 92.
They just got on line
Mary says they ‘got the bundle’
She used to own a business.
Was a model.
Looks like a Gabor sister.
He is a handsome man
With… Read full post »
There are great events which bring us together no matter our politics or opinion. Maybe we need an interruption in the day to day to understand how truly frail we are. Bravado and opinion get lost in the wind.
I have two friends who might lose their homes today or… Read full post »
We all have favorite things. Some are new and some go way back to our childhood. Maybe we don’t even have them anymore, but we have such vivid memories that we can recall every detail. The less we had, the more we treasured the few… Read full post »
Marshall and I were born in the 1930s. We were children during WWII. We went to college and married in the late 50s and 60s. Our parents exemplified the white middle class in suburban Massachusetts. They were Protestant, we were Jewish. We both lived frugally in modest homes. W… Read full post »
“I… Read full post »
It’s the time of year
For coughs and colds
I’m sneezing and dripping
while feeling quite old.
I cough and I hack
Using boxes of Puffs
My baskets are filled
With tissues and… Read full post »
My mother lived to be 97 years old. She was an artist. Her favorite medium was pastel chalk. I have referenced her work in a f ew other posts entitled Black Eyed Susans and Like Bea. The last few years of her life/… Read full post »
For Deedee: My beloved daughter. Dead now 16 years.
Longfellow's Children's Hour:
Between the dark and the daylight,
When the night is beginning to lower,
Comes a pause in the day's occupations,
That is known as the Children's Hour.
I hear in the chamber above me
The patter of
Tonight is the evening before Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. There is a service this evening which features the mournful music of Kol Nidre. I will not be there. I will light four memorial candles say Kaddish for my family members who have passed, have dinner and read. Tomorrow… Read full post »
We live in a world, which is at war. It started a long time ago continuing with innocuous names like skirmishes, incursions and storms. We are numbed by it. Perhaps we have accepted the fact that peace is… Read full post »
This is a re-post of a story that I wrote 10 years ago.Thanks for reading it again or for the first time. We all have our own memories about 9/11/01. This is mine.
September 11th is our wedding anniversary. We enjoy taking a trip… Read full post »
I married my first husband 52 years ago. I was twenty and he was twenty-five. The wedding was simple by today’s standards. But the honeymoon plans were grand.
August 28th, 1960
Our first night was spent in NYC. Neither of… Read full post »
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