Sometimes I wonder if I am going senile because I am so forgetful. Well, i discovered that I remember very well, especially in recalling memories.
I was notified yesterday that one of my cousins died in January. I had not seen Donald in forty-two years but had called him about five months ago just to catch up on old times. The news was so painfull that I was completely surprised by my own reaction. Why was this so crushing? We had not been around each other for over half our lives, but, yet I felt as if I had seen him every day and lost a constant pal.
I sat in my pink chair with the letter lying in my lap and remembered the times we had. I had gone back to live with my mom in 1967 and had spent a long two summers with my cousins We were like a pack Ricky, Dennis, Donald and myself. We went to the movies every Saturday and I spent the night at one of their houses.
Donald was my favorite and I spent many a day setting in the floor with him playing Monopoly, Rummy or reading comic books.
We went swimming at Lake Waco, Made rummage sales, rode bikes and went skating (he was my teacher). Sometimes we would go to my Uncles Garlands for a fish fry and fish in the Brazos.
Most of my female cousins in Texas were older or lived far from me,but that did not matter because I had the boys.
I was sad for him when his home burned taking his wife and son although I had not met them and just lost track over the years.
Even in his long absence he will be very missed and always loved . I know this because the best memories are kept in the heart and not just the mind.
I am Gypsy, Gypsysquaw (YouTube) or Gaia Windwalker if you like. Gypsy is the name I chose for my user name. My pagan name is Gaia Windwalker chosen for me after years of searching. My birth name is Mary. You may call me either. I was born on a Harvest Moon, in Waco, Tx. I have three grown children and nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. I love animals of all kinds especially cats. I take in strays and find homes for them, I seem to draw animals to me.
I believe our Earth is the most precious thing Humans have going for them.Love her and she will love you back. I believe in right and wrong.
Mostly, I believe in the right to believe in whatever we choose to believe as long as no harm comes from it. This one function is a choice given to us by the great Creator, by whatever name he/she is called by.When we lose the freedom to believe we lose our humanity.