Stabant Autem In Perpetuum

It is with sadness that I report that last week, this home’s ash tree succumbed to the woodsman’s ax and chain saw. The end came quickly after a short illness and straight line winds. While the tree demurely refused to count her rings, It was generally believed that she germinated around forty to fifty years ago. We have been told that she was never married, still there are many friends that are left to mourn her passing, including Robbie the grey squirrel, Charlotte the spider, many blackbirds and starlings that sang so sweetly from her limbs, and finally the scores of dogs and cats that sniffed and marked her trunk during their travels.

Interment will be in Harry’s wood pile and crematorium, where her trunk will be split for distribution.

The service was officiated by Affordable Tree and Landscape Services of St. James, Minnesota.

Donations and remembrances can be sent to the Minnesota Extension Service, who provided final consultation at the end.

-CJ Holm

Nutcracker Scheme

scrooge

Charge of sugarplums
Drawn-out for countless payments
-December reason

Twinkling dreams of fairy tales
Fiscal ruin comes in it’s stead

                                                 -cj holm

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 219 Charge / Reason
5-7-5 7-7

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/09/17/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-219-chargereason/

Quote Challenge – Day 3 (Finally)

I have been nominated by Claudette of Ceenoa to this challenge.
These are my quotes for Day 3
The last day of this challenge for me and I have chosen 3 Political Figures – two of which I consider excellent statesmen…

“Well, I learned a lot….I went down to (Latin America) to find out from them and (learn) their views. You’d be surprised. They’re all individual countries”
-Ronald Reagan

I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
Will Rogers

“I’ve upped my standards. Now, up yours!”
-Pat Paulsen

 

The Rules of this Quote Challenge are:
1-Post on three consecutive days.
2-You can pick one or three quotes per day.
3-Normally at this point I should issue a challenge to a number of bloggers, but being the shy person I am, I am reticent to do that. But please understand that I love to see inspirational quotes and art, so if you have them – Bring them on!