As I sit…..I think…….and….
These are the things… I think about.
These are the things… I remember.
Sitting in Granny and Pappy’s house that seemed miles from anywhere……
At night Granny would go out and gathered chickens in the dark.
The next morning we all got in the way
and chased chickens without their heads.
That evening everyone comes and we sit under the trees in the yard.
We eat fried chicken with home grown vegetables.
Sliced vine rip tomatoes- desert all of their own.
We all visit and play.
The adults play cards.
We all stay up late and play with our cousins.
As the night time descended upon us
the sky was lit by the stars of the yard, “The Fire Flies.”
They provided the light show to cap off the evening
as we all sat and talked.
It would eventually get dark
And oh so so dark it would get
and it would be time to go in.
It truly was very unspectacular but yet
It was the most spectacular time of our lives.
It was so innocent.
It was very special and we had no clue.
Having no idea about how special the time was
and that one day it could or would all be gone.
Life would become so complex.
Everything would seem to disappear.
The house would be gone.
Pappy and Granny would be gone.
We would all grow older.
We would all change.
We would all become different people.
In different times with different problems and different desires
with different perspectives.
I miss those times.
I miss those feelings.
I miss all those people.
I miss Granny and Pappy.
Oh….What I would give
To sit under the tree
and eat fried chicken with them again!
I can not have that
but I do have
The most spectacular memories.
Memories of them and everyone and
of the times we had together.