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Love and Affection Challenge: Buck's Bucks

Even Buck’s friends considered him a tightwad's tightwad.

Folks always claimed ‘Buck’ Granderson got his nickname because he still had the first dollar he ever made. It wasn’t true, at least not the part about his name. I had it on very good authority that his parents, two otherwise sober and responsible individ...

1 year ago

Love & Affection challenge: Visiting Hours

There can be untold and surprising depths of affection from random encounters between strangers

Visiting Hours Some thirty years ago, my mother was diagnosed with cancer and was in hospital for treatment of it. She was closest to the door in a double room on the gastro-intestinal ward of a large teaching hospital. Her chamber mate was about sixteen...

1 year ago

Love & Affection Challenge - A Bibliophile's Sonnet

Is it love, affection, or a vital need

We walked a lane in Wales one morn in MayOur eyes took note of blooms on shrubs quite near.We sniffed some sprigs near Hay on Wye that day,Each bush had scents and smells both clear and dear. A whiff was like old books on stands and racks,  Each big thick...

1 year ago

Love & Affection Challenge: Ruby

You could give me roses, the most beautiful of flowers...

You could give me roses, the most beautiful of flowers, Or take me out to dinner and sit for several hours.   You could buy a fancy card, filled with words of love, Perhaps a gilded cage with a single white dove.   You could get a diamond ring, the one I...