Scattering his Ashes at Sea

My companion of fifty-six years Once the handsome stranger Who took my breath away Me, the girl in pink lipstick Luring him for a second family The engineer, leaving home early; til late Wearing headset, as rockets slowly lifted; Suddenly pluming, orange and yellow flames Rattling windows Streaking paths to distant points, dark in spaceContinue reading “Scattering his Ashes at Sea”

His Name was Woodrow

His name was Woodrow (named for the President, Woodrow Wilson).  He was a city boy from Meridian, Mississippi, and came to Alabama as a part of the Civilian Conservation Corps, which was part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, founded as a relief to unemployment during the Great Depression.  Later, our father would tell usContinue reading “His Name was Woodrow”