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
- GOING HOME
July 21, 2014 03:53PM
- WAVES. BEACHES and LESSONS
FROM THE SHORE.
July 17, 2014 12:44PM
- Nightmares and Other Ghostly
July 16, 2014 10:24AM
- It easier to hate than love.
Love takes work.
July 15, 2014 09:13AM
- SENT HERE TO DIE. Joan's Story
July 13, 2014 09:23AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I admire your commitment
and love. I am having a harder
than you in my
July 21, 2014 07:48PM
- “James...you are correct.
It is about us.
Thank you,Trip is the
July 21, 2014 06:03PM
- “Agree with Jon. Charity
and care are needed. Pass the
July 21, 2014 03:27PM
- “Jon, you make an
excellent point. I was also
Lezlie's post to
July 21, 2014 10:46AM
- “Amy, not differentiating
between anyone's bombs. Bombs
July 21, 2014 10:28AM
Ande Bliss's Links
In just a few days, I am going back to New England to visit our family and friends there. It is going to be a difficult trip, but I am so needy for arms around and laughter it will be worth the pain.
It has been a year since we left.… Read full post »
Having spent most of my life close to the ocean, I am acutely aware of the disposition of the sea. I am accustomed to the changing color of the water, the ebb and flow of the tides, the daily re-creation the shoreline and the knowledge that the force of a… Read full post »
At Gentleman Gerald's request: The Stanton Haunting. This is, however, a re-post. Originally appeared in 2012. Reiterates the Stanton VA. story..You might remember it, as many of you commented on it way back then...............
A quick story: A friend of mine, not a made up person... lived in Czechoslovakia. At the age of thirteen or fourteen he, and a few of his friends who had been writing anti-Nazi slogans on walls, were rounded up by their parents and told to leave the country immediately. Word… Read full post »
THE YELLOW ROSE./PART II
“I was born in October 1914; the only surviving child of my parents union. I learned much later that my mother had two miscarriages before my birth and one after. I was their miracle child. The spit and image of my mother Elizabeth Jane Howard. The not-a-son,… Read full post »
"In life we all have an unspeakable secret, and irreversible regret, an unreachable dream, and an unforgettable love.” Diego Marchi
I have spent considerable time trying to find out about Diego Marchi. I have found little more than the above quote which I attribute to him on my… Read full post »
Girl friends of mine. Ladies in their 60s and 70s, now looking for companionship on line. Women, now widows, married for eons, OUT THERE!
An old lady, once told me that old men are seeking nurses or purses.
I am skeptical of internet romances. On the other hand, singles dances weren't… Read full post »
(Reuters) - At least 74 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday, and militants kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv and other cities in warfare showing no signs of ending soon.
Eight Palestinian family members, including f… Read full post »
I treat myself to a pedicure every once in a while. It is a time for me to unwind and catch up with the saga of the Kardashians and the latest red carpet winners featured in People’s magazine. I have no idea who most of them are, but I get to… Read full post »
Residents filed quietly into the private dining room. Pictures of the deceased as she “used to… Read full post »
If you haven't seen this before, please watch it. It softens my hard side. There are days when I feel like the Noodle Cart Vendor. And I wonder if someone will come along and help me push the load over the curb.
This little video says so much. It is not… Read full post »
It has been about 9 years since my parents died. She was 97, he was 101+. I was their caregiver for several years. Mom had dementia, dad had anger and regret. They lived in Florida and I was living in New Hampshire. Whatever I put into place, my dad dis-assembled as… Read full post »
Again, I step gingerly into the political foray. Hope you will bring your expertise. We may going back to the LEVANT...with boots on the ground or drones in the air. This is a most critical day in the Middle East and around the world. We are witnessing yet the next chapter… Read full post »
On Sept 11, 2001 terrorists plunged their planes into buildings and fields killing all those on board and in the buildings. They did not ask if the people they targeted were Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Atheist. They did not ask if they read Rolling Stone or the New York Times or… Read full post »
The other night I made a big mistake. Watched a segement of a new reality show called Chrisley Knows Best. I won’t go into why the show is so boring or why I decided to watch it.... but I would like to comment on the following excerpt from the show. It… Read full post »
In doing my daily research about AD, which now in some respects rules our household, I am told that holding and hugging my husband is both positive and necessary. Touching heals. Hand holding binds two into one.I have found that the more I hold him and assure him, the better he… Read full post »
I am a 'toucher'. I hug and kiss, hold hands, pat backs and bellies. All of which is now politically incorrect or socially unacceptable and perhaps cause for legal action if you touch a stanger. It is hard to break habits that are part of your nature.
I recently played golf… Read full post »
Johanna is Dead.
She was a sweet lady of 80 something, who looked a lot like Betty White.
She was delighted when we moved into the empty apartment across the hall. Offered to help us. Anyway she could.
That was four months ago.… Read full post »
Are the rest of you finding large ads from local merchants when you go on your blog site ? Am recently experiencing this. BIG ad from a store that sells TVs etc. Hard to get off. If no one is minding the store at OS how come this just started… Read full post »
A rant. A rambling. Just thinking.... Go at it if you wish.
Within the past few months, Danvers MA has seen school violence and a credible threat of such. My grandchildren attend these schools. Another of my grandchildren was at the Boston Marathon close to the finish line. Thankfully, had… Read full post »
There was no mail delivery, yesterday. Holiday. MLK day. Which complicates today's delivery. Monday is normally a heavy day inasmuch as the stuff which was mailed on Thursday and Friday, arrives on Monday.
Tuesday is the official junk mail delivery day.
The mailbox is usually stuffed with the… Read full post »
My first car was a blue Simca. I believe it was the Aronde model. It was small and it was light. Big enough for my two young children and me. I was 26 when my husband presented me with this rolling gift of independence. No more begging friends for trips to… Read full post »
May the tide stay away from your door. May the winds be favorable. May you enjoy the company of friends. May joy trump sorrow. May you find love and peace. May your life's journey be easier, your burdens, lighter and your accomplishments, sweet.
I have enjoyed your wonderful comments… Read full post »
Was reading jmac's essay today about our OS warriers, heroes, protesters etc. and it got me thinking again about war about war and peace. I am not a historian, nor have I served in the military. I did not protest. I was a child during WWII. A teenager during Korea and… Read full post »
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 »