Author Archives: 31 Croft Road

The Walk

   It grew cold.  The northwest wind helped.  She reached up with her left hand and pulled her stocking hat lower, wiped her nose quickly with the mitten hand, tucked her chin and kept walking.  Counter clockwise.  The universal direction mostly taken when repeating … Continue reading

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The Walk

   It grew cold.  The northwest wind helped.  She reached up with her left hand and pulled her stocking hat lower, wiped her nose quickly with the mittened hand, tucked chin to her neck and kept walking.  Counter clockwise.  The universal direction … Continue reading

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“Let’s just make a memory.”

        Cindy was going home.  A break from the brown brick and mortar buildings that had been suffocating her these past weeks.  It was not a school holiday nor any ‘name’ officially stamped on a calendar to … Continue reading

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The Magic Carpet

It was a day to ‘float.’  My arrival was the last entry for any or all of the wedding party.  I had no real responsibility other than to stay out of the way, make sure I was on my mark … Continue reading

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white carpet

      Funny, really.  How can I not have seen this coming?  A glorious separation, profoundly sentimental, yet ‘jacked’ up with emotional tidings of thankfulness.  She will walk with me one last time, officially, today; the man of her life; now being transferred. We … Continue reading

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Birthdays and Brown Buicks

    Around 1999-2000 buick made the car for the future.  They slapped in a 205 6 cylinder 3.8 liter engine with a standard luxury pack, room to stretch legs and enough power to get the windows almost all the way down in … Continue reading

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Finding Seble

                  The overhead lights glared permeating a white haze.   Or maybe it was just that Her eyes were tired.  She squinted up at the clock, then back at Her teammate who … Continue reading

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Peggy Lane

The Beatles dramatized simplistically Penny Lane and its culture in a song.  Most remember the music more than the words.  It is the way of Beatle music.  The lyrics flare but attract satisfaction.  Songs are poems one peals. The story … Continue reading

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Change up

It is a happy picture.  Thankful.  ‘Pa’ sits right middle holding his oldest grandson.  To his right his wife of 35 years cuddles a miracle of life.  On either side are the kids and spouses, with the only granddaughter looking … Continue reading

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Never Never Land

They will be trekking back soon…the “lost boys”…those the University never quite understood.  Back to Never Never Land.  An Oasis clustered in West Philadelphia, a place most had no clue existed.  A space set apart.  The ‘Ship’ is still moored … Continue reading

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