Sunday, August 16, 2015


families gather 
in good and in troubled times
 nephew rob with son ian
ian outgrew the big guy
(his childhood hero)
rob traveled with his youngest daughter
to help my sister post-surgery 
erin came to entertain us all
after their dad's death but before the service
my kids cleaned out their stuff
and the attic
it was a huge, dirty, hot job
but it's done
ian met the new place
and said goodbye to his old one
goodnight room
my house is on the market
so i, too, can move 
down the road a piece.
90 acres, no mule, good karma.


neki desu said...

so sorry.
all things must pass.
so good there's no mule ;)

Jennifer said...

Thinking of you and sending wishes for peace.

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, no mules is good mules. for now, anyway. thank you
jennifer, still thinking of our goodbyes at long ridge, and wishing for more time. thank you for thinking of us

over the rainbow said...

Wow. As someone who has pretty much gone it alone, mostly in city-ish places, I can't imagine the 's-p-a-c-e-' in your life. A move down the road feels like a blossoming for you. And what a sad and wonderful synchronicity to have your kids and helping hands in one place to do a 'clear out' at just the right time. It all feels very expansive. Blessings as you move forward….even without a mule.

Velma Bolyard said...

marianne. maybe it'll feel expansive eventually. now it just feels exhausting and a bit sad.

handstories said...

I'm so sorry, Velma, for the hard and sad that comes from the journey through transitions. Sending you wishes for comfort & peace.

Barry said...

V - wishing you happy and healthy times ahead. B

Corrine at said...

Good karma for sure. The peak at the new place looks great. Sad times, new beginnings and kids who actually do clean out the attic. Tell my son please, we still have stuff we moved. It must be that passing of childhood memories they don't want to take. xox

Mo Crow said...

(((Velma))) how long have you lived in the beautiful old house?

Velma Bolyard said...

thanks, all, and corrine, you're right. it was his first visit in 8 years and the final one at this place.
mo, i've lived here 28+ years, and for about 25 without my kids dad. it's a good karma house despite the growing up pains.

Cait Throop said...

Velma...Sending peace and love for the sad goodbyes and the new beginnings. I'm thinking of you.

onesmallstitch said...

time to move forward - for you and the "kids" - wishing you good health, happiness and wonderful memories in your new beginnings.

Margaret said...

Sending a wee prayer for blessing at the new place...What wonderful young folk in your family to help, to bring joy and freshness! Hugs!

Fiona Dempster said...

Oh Velma what a coming together of farewells. Wishing you all time and space and gentle peace as you move forward. Hoping too that your house sells and that the new move is filled with joy and opportunity...thinking of you.

Velma Bolyard said...

cait, thank you, hannah is doing well
jean, it feels good to be moving
margaret, thank you, young people are so amazing!
fiona, thank you, the new place wants me there

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