The Moment I Saw You

Betsy Doll

The moment I saw you,

I instantly knew that for me there would be no other girl but you.

We met by chance at a wedding dance.

One glance was the start of our romance.

You were my girl, my girl.

Then one day you changed my life.

My girl became my wife, no longer my girl, my wife.

For 79 years we traveled the world.

We saw many strange lands, but always came home holding hands.

We raised a family of whom we are proud.

Just the two of us soon became a crowd.

I wake up in the morning to greet the newborn day.

I can’t wait to see you, and say,

“Betsy doll, I love you.”

I love you.


Betsy doll, wherever you are.

On this Earth or on a star, I love you.

(September 30, 2022)


My best and only son Steve came, only this time he did not bring stuff to eat.

Chorita had put stuff on the table that caught his eye and he “dived” into it.

He ate with the appetite I used to have – everything in sight (I kept my hands out of reach.)


He left in about an hour. We banged knuckles on his way out.

“Take care,” I said.

As usual, he went into the bedroom and picked up my writing and left.

He’s a busy man.

I’m not.

When he leaves I think I’ll take a nap.

That’s what old people do.


(September 29, 2022)

New Addition

Whenever I think about the new addition to our family it brings a smile to my face.

She was put on my lap when I visited.

With a ribbon around her forehead, she was “cute as hell.” I tickled her chin. She looked at me and giggled. Emily beamed as a proud mother.


I love my family.

It’s always heartwarming to see them and to know all is well and stays well.


(September 14, 2022)