Friday, August 21, 2009


Mr G-Man is THE man to tell when you
have posted a 55-word story for Friday
...Thinks he knows it all--and he DOES!

1972: Most of these 55 words are taken from a letter to me
from my father. He died five days later...I edited this
remembrance, written by his Daughter-in-law:

In the spring
You called him home
Buds are springing
Crocus blooming
He spaded and planted.
Daffodils and tulips growing
In the spring
You called him home
New birth for us all.
Wild animals and birds
Pear tree much alive.
In the spring
You called him home.
Blind and Deaf
He now sees and hears.

Bloggers, this is sort of a repeat, for that I apologize.

Polly's cookies were GREAT tonight. It was a speaker meeting, one alcoholic, and one Alanon (once a month, we give Alanon a chance for rebuttal!)...terrific messages, both. Librarian told a joke, as usual. Since he (me) will be "on the road" next week, that joke will be the "Word-55"...next Friday.

Love you, Bloggers.
Peace be with all of us.


Anonymous said...


May be a repeat for some ~ but not a newbie like me. Very touching. Sweet. Tender.

Just posted mine. You can find it here.

Have a great Friday.

~Chef Kar

Susan M DeAngelis said...

You took my breath away...

loved it.

G-Man said...

Apologize for nothing Brother...
Excellent 55 Stevarino...
This was very beautiful...Thanks
And thanks for contributing this lovely little Gem.
Have a Great Week-End...G

Tall Kay said...

Beautiful tribute to your father. So few words can say so much. Awesome 55...I forgot it was Friday (almost).

anthonynorth said...

Beautiful and poignant. An excellent tribute.

Shadow said...

a very touching 55... hugs!

Madison said...

Steve, I love your blog. I'm a reader every time you write. Very inspirational. Just want to explain my comments on employers paying for treatment in your last blog. When I wrote 'expand your thoughts', I meant I hoped to read at some point why employers paying was not good. I'm interested in hearing about the downside. I wasn't trying to change your mind. I think one of the downsides is that the so-called best treatment facilities are only available to the wealthy or to employees with companies footing the bill or to worried people who mortgage everything they own to help a loved one. A woman in my Alanon group has parents who lost their home trying to help her. By your blog, I was thinking that you were indicating there is also a downside for the addicted person. Anyway, you always have insightful comments. Thanks for your faithful blogging.

Hootin' Anni said...

Amazing...both your 55 and the poem. Steve, your work is always appreciated and loved.

My 55 is posted here. Have a super weekend. See you next week, I hope.

Gin said...

Beautiful 55 Mr. Steveroni. Loved it as it was such a wonderful tribute.

Banana Girl said...

Steve, I have been missing everyone. Life has taken me away temporarily. Getting used to many new things right now. Will explain on my blog. I thought of you often yesterday and sure enough, you are still here. Thank you for the comfort of constancy. Jeanne

Dr.John said...

That was beautiful. My glasses fogged.

My 55 is posted

Cat said...

Touching tribute and so beautiful how could you not post it again and again?!

wolfie185 said...

I wasn't a repeat for me so I really appreciate it. With own dad's passing still fresh it brought tears and smiles both welcome and comforting, thank you.

Thanks for the chuckle, giving an Al-Anon time for rebuttal, sweet, we love them and need them but they are still fun for a good laugh, since we Alkies are so far superior to them ;-D

Have a great weekend!

Lou said...

Through your blog, I feel like I know your father.

Absolutely lovely 55.

Alice Audrey said...

It's a fitting tribute.

ciara said...

never apologize for a lovely tribute to your father that deserves to be repeated and remembered as often as possible. great job. i'm up at ramblings if you feel inclined. :)

Mona said...

this is full of pathos, and very well written!

Alice Audrey said...

Steve, you are very welcome to comment on any part of my blog any time you please. Thanks for stopping to read this week's installment of Suzie's House.

Syd said...

I'm glad that your dad now sees and hears. Awesome.

Indigo said...

Beautifully serene and heartfelt 55 dear friend. You did a wonderful job with this. (Hugs)Indigo

Just Be Real said...

Wonderful post Stevie. Thank you!