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Chance Encounter

Chance Encounter

  May 23, 2017

   Sitting alone at a table  in the VFW canteen having a  glass of wine 

waiting for the others to arrive for the meeting I observe the ladies &

gents at the bar.  They all seem to know each other and several 

conversations are going on at once but they are all keeping up with

each others conversations.  I listen in hoping I can pick up on 

a topic to write about in one of my stories.  No names just a topic 

as I'm always keeping my ear open for a new subject.

   I notice an older man, that could be perhaps into his nineties, observing 

me from a table off on the right. There is always someone looking at

me so I think nothing of his stares.  Often people will think me 

aloof or shy because I seem to not notice them.  Now this is not true

 at all because observing people while staying quiet  is like a  sponge

to a puddle of water on a kitchen counter. You see, you listen quietly 

then you soak it all in to your memory banks of your brain. 

   Zoe comes out to the canteen and announces the meeting has begun

and  will the members please come in so we can get started. As I 

push in my chair I see the gentleman tip his hat to me so I flash him 

a smile and tip my head. Another man, perhaps in his early fifties, 

has joined him at the table. He turns and looks but I continue on

to the meeting. About two hours later Zoe helps me bring boxes

out to my car and we fill up the trunk with supplies for me to

work on for a bazaar project. thanking her I continue on to my

home.  Since the small paint jars are new I leave the supplies in the

trunk until morning.  Over the next two weeks I have designed and painted 

thirty small items for the bazaar. I was pleased as they had only asked for 

twenty finished items but being thrifty I made up ten more with the scraps

that were left over. It is amazing how you can embellish an old picture

frame to look brand new by adding bits and pieces to the worn places with 

a little bit of glue.  As I approach the door of the VFW I look inside to see 

if there are any free helping hands to carry in my many boxes for the 

upcoming bazaar. No ladies are around but a man comes out to help. 

we introduce ourselves and he said he would help me carry in the boxes. 

I do not know him but he looks familiar to me from somewhere. 

Jake is tending bar and tells me the ladies all went off to a fast food place 

 for lunch and if I came in to leave the boxes and join them if I wished. 

   Laughingly I tell Jake they know I'd not eat lunch at a fast foods diner

because I'd rather have real food at home. there were a few chuckles in 

the canteen at my comment . I turned to thank the man for helping me and

there he was sitting at the same table with the older gentleman who had

tipped his hat to me two weeks ago. Approaching the table I said  thank you

again and he said may I introduce you to my grandfather Frank. I said hello

to Frank  and after a little chit chat about what I had in the boxes for the 

bazaar I left and continued home. 

 I was unable to attend the bazaar as I had an airline reservation to fly off to 

Hawaii to a family reunion. I disliked flying but you can't drive a car to

Hawaii and the reunion would be over by the time I got to the reunion.

  Planes make me nervous so I sip a lot of water and try to get immersed 

in a good book to pass the time quickly. Of course Mother Nature kicks in 

with all that water so I travel to the bathroom  a few times on the plane.

As I walk down the aisle a food cart is serving in first class. The cart 

is large and bulky and the curtain is slightly open so I look to see what

they are serving first class instead of those peanuts that I have given away.

 Instead of the food I see  Frank and his grandson.

©Julia A Knaake

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Chance Encounter
Chance Encounter
  May 23, 2017

   Sitting alone at a table  in the VFW canteen having a  glass of wine 
waiting for the others to arrive for the meeting I observe the ladies &
gents at the bar.  They all seem to know each other and several 
conversations are going on at once but they are all keeping up with
each others conversations.  I listen in hoping I can pick up on 
a topic to write about in one of my stories.  No names just a topic 
as I'm always keeping my ear open for a new subject.
   I notice an older man, that could be perhaps into his nineties, observing 
me from a table off on the right. There is always someone looking at
me so I think nothing of his stares.  Often people will think me 
aloof or shy because I seem to not notice them.  Now this is not true
 at all because observing people while staying quiet  is like a  sponge
to a puddle of water on a kitchen counter. You see, you listen quietly 
then you soak it all in to your memory banks of your brain. 
   Zoe comes out to the canteen and announces the meeting has begun
and  will the members please come in so we can get started. As I 
push in my chair I see the gentleman tip his hat to me so I flash him 
a smile and tip my head. Another man, perhaps in his early fifties, 
has joined him at the table. He turns and looks but I continue on
to the meeting. About two hours later Zoe helps me bring boxes
out to my car and we fill up the trunk with supplies for me to
work on for a bazaar project. thanking her I continue on to my
home.  Since the small paint jars are new I leave the supplies in the
trunk until morning.  Over the next two weeks I have designed and painted 
thirty small items for the bazaar. I was pleased as they had only asked for 
twenty finished items but being thrifty I made up ten more with the scraps
that were left over. It is amazing how you can embellish an old picture
frame to look brand new by adding bits and pieces to the worn places with 
a little bit of glue.  As I approach the door of the VFW I look inside to see 
if there are any free helping hands to carry in my many boxes for the 
upcoming bazaar. No ladies are around but a man comes out to help. 
we introduce ourselves and he said he would help me carry in the boxes. 
I do not know him but he looks familiar to me from somewhere. 
Jake is tending bar and tells me the ladies all went off to a fast food place 
 for lunch and if I came in to leave the boxes and join them if I wished. 
   Laughingly I tell Jake they know I'd not eat lunch at a fast foods diner
because I'd rather have real food at home. there were a few chuckles in 
the canteen at my comment . I turned to thank the man for helping me and
there he was sitting at the same table with the older gentleman who had
tipped his hat to me two weeks ago. Approaching the table I said  thank you
again and he said may I introduce you to my grandfather Frank. I said hello
to Frank  and after a little chit chat about what I had in the boxes for the 
bazaar I left and continued home. 
 I was unable to attend the bazaar as I had an airline reservation to fly off to 
Hawaii to a family reunion. I disliked flying but you can't drive a car to
Hawaii and the reunion would be over by the time I got to the reunion.
  Planes make me nervous so I sip a lot of water and try to get immersed 
in a good book to pass the time quickly. Of course Mother Nature kicks in 
with all that water so I travel to the bathroom  a few times on the plane.
As I walk down the aisle a food cart is serving in first class. The cart 
is large and bulky and the curtain is slightly open so I look to see what
they are serving first class instead of those peanuts that I have given away.
 Instead of the food I see  Frank and his grandson.

©Julia A Knaake

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Our Hearts Lifted Away

Our Hearts Lifted Away

The burden of sorrow

has been lifted away

now that I feel you in my heart.

Our love shared by one another

will never be apart.

When I thought

I would never hear

your sweet voice again

my heart grew heavy

with sadness

The tears springing heavily

down my warm cheeks.

The thought of never hearing

your sweet voice

speaking names

we had given

each other tore a hole

into my soul and I felt my life

without you would be so empty.

Then what joy you gave me when

you felt my sadness and spoke

reassuring to me there would always

be a way for we are two halves

that make up a whole.

You will always be in my heart

I will always be in your heart.

We share a bonded love

and will never be apart.

© Julia A. Knaake

May 22, 2017

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Our Hearts Lifted Away
Our Hearts Lifted Away

The burden of sorrow

has been lifted away

now that I feel you in my heart.

Our love shared by one another

will never be apart.

When I thought

I would never hear

your sweet voice again

my heart grew heavy

with sadness

The tears springing heavily

down my warm cheeks.

The thought of never hearing

your sweet voice

speaking names

we had given

each other tore a hole

into my soul and I felt my life

without you would be so empty.

Then what joy you gave me when

you felt my sadness and spoke

reassuring to me there would always

be a way for we are two halves

that make up a whole.

You will always be in my heart

I will always be in your heart.

We share a bonded love

and will never be apart.



© Julia A. Knaake

May 22, 2017

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Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

Little birdies two

I will miss you so

but in Heaven you

will fly high and low

Mouse you will run

like a railroad bum

having lots of fun

searching for a crumb

Moth no swatter will kill

giving you a big fright

fluttering around you will

fly quickly towards the light

Cricket play your song

loudly noisily aloud

chirping brightly along

when out in the crowd

Hoot Owl you will fly

With a loud hooting call

Higher to the sky

Swiftly as to not fall

I will miss you unfailingly

Soon replacements appears

Nature returns routinely

Metamorphosis, it cheers

©Julia A Knaake

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Metamorphosis
Metamorphosis

Little birdies two

I will miss you so

but in Heaven you

will fly high and low

Mouse you will run

like a railroad bum

having lots of fun

searching for a crumb

Moth no swatter will kill

giving you a big fright

fluttering around you will

fly quickly towards the light

Cricket play your song

loudly noisily aloud

chirping brightly along

when out in the crowd

Hoot Owl you will fly

With a loud hooting call

Higher to the sky

Swiftly as to not fall

I will miss you unfailingly

Soon replacements appears

Nature returns routinely

Metamorphosis, it cheers

©Julia A Knaake

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Love Is Always In The Air

Love Is Always In The Air

post for May 18, 2017

Oh, Dearest One

Always on my mind

Our hearts will cling

Life alone I dread

Please do not run

Say you'll from me find

With this cherished ring

Let us forever be wed.

© Julia A Knaake

05-18-17

The LOVE of my LIFE

He loves her

with all of his heart

loves her touch

hears her beautiful voice

the look in her eyes

those eyes tell

the REAL story

he does Love Her

Saying she is the

LOVE of my Life

©Julia A Knaake

05-18-17

Scanning Photos

Scanning

Scanning

Seeing the past

Most times sweet

Sometimes bittersweet

his task is diligent

He's on a mission

loved ones will be happy

to see the end results

It's a real labor of love

Someday he will reveal to his love

Showing her part of his life

She will sneak behind him

When he was not scanning

Put her arms around her love

And kiss him on the lips

With great passion

Because she just loves him

©Julia A Knaake

02/2013

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Love Is Always In The Air
Love Is Always In The Air

post for May 18, 2017

Oh, Dearest One

Always on my mind

Our hearts will cling

Life alone I dread

Please do not run

Say you'll from me find

With this cherished ring

Let us forever be wed.

© Julia A Knaake

05-18-17

The LOVE of my LIFE

He loves her

with all of his heart

loves her touch

hears her beautiful voice

the look in her eyes

those eyes tell

the REAL story

he does Love Her

Saying she is the

LOVE of my Life

©Julia A Knaake

05-18-17

Scanning Photos

Scanning

Scanning

Seeing the past

Most times sweet

Sometimes bittersweet

his task is diligent

He's on a mission

loved ones will be happy

to see the end results

It's a real labor of love

Someday he will reveal to his love

Showing her part of his life

She will sneak behind him

When he was not scanning

Put her arms around her love

And kiss him on the lips

With great passion

Because she just loves him

©Julia A Knaake

02/2013

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LUCY part 26

Lucy part 26

May 17, 2017

Mary was fitting in well with her new friends and also at her job. She was less shy and joined in with the conversations at lunch break instead of immersing herself in a book or newspaper. Lancelot saw the new change in her and thought to himself this is the woman I do want to spend my life with forever. he composed a poem and added his great grandmothers plain simple platinum gold ring.

My dearest Mary

Always on my mind

Our hearts will cling

life alone I dread

Please do not tarry

Say you will find

With a cherished ring

Let us forever be wed

love forever Lancelot

Mary was filled with happiness and immediately answered yes. They told Lucy, Lionel and Aunty Bea and also said they would go to city hall and marry. Aunty said the residents would have a party for them the next weekend they were down in camp and Mary and Lancelot thought that would be a splendid idea to share their joy with the new friends. The next was Monday they went to city hall and were married right after work. When their co-workers found out they had a surprise party on Friday at lunchtime. After work they scurried down to camp carrying a big box of plain pound cakes to share with camp. They told everyone they got married at city hall but Gramps and Ma Ma had a little ceremony with Mary and Lancelot standing back to back next to a thin bamboo pole while the children walked round and round them, like a May Pole. The parrots chanted:

Lancelot do you love Mary

Mary do you love Lancelot

turn around if you love

then forever you are bound

They turned around and the bamboo was gently lifted and the children unbound the newlyweds.

there was a party that night with all sorts of festivities. When bedtime came they went to Lancelot's room and were greatly surprised to see how the ladies, under the direction of Aunty Bea, had made it quite presentable for the two of them. Lionel said it was not a bachelor pad anymore with the women's touch. Lancelot told him he was pleased because now it looked like a home. Aunty Bea had gone up top on Tuesday to get a few things she needed and while up there at the department store she purchased two music boxes, One for Lucy and Lionel and another for the newly married couple.

©Julia A Knaake

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LUCY part 26
Lucy part 26
May 17, 2017

Mary was fitting in well with her new friends and also at her job. She was less shy and joined in with the conversations at lunch break instead of immersing herself in a book or newspaper. Lancelot saw the new change in her and thought to himself this is the woman I do want to spend my life with forever. he composed a poem and added his great grandmothers plain simple platinum gold ring.

My dearest Mary

Always on my mind

Our hearts will cling

life alone I dread

Please do not tarry

Say you will find

With a cherished ring

Let us forever be wed

love forever Lancelot
Mary was filled with happiness and immediately answered yes. They told Lucy, Lionel and Aunty Bea and also said they would go to city hall and marry. Aunty said the residents would have a party for them the next weekend they were down in camp and Mary and Lancelot thought that would be a splendid idea to share their joy with the new friends. The next was Monday they went to city hall and were married right after work. When their co-workers found out they had a surprise party on Friday at lunchtime. After work they scurried down to camp carrying a big box of plain pound cakes to share with camp. They told everyone they got married at city hall but Gramps and Ma Ma had a little ceremony with Mary and Lancelot standing back to back next to a thin bamboo pole while the children walked round and round them, like a May Pole. The parrots chanted:
Lancelot do you love Mary
Mary do you love Lancelot
turn around if you love
then forever you are bound
They turned around and the bamboo was gently lifted and the children unbound the newlyweds.
there was a party that night with all sorts of festivities. When bedtime came they went to Lancelot's room and were greatly surprised to see how the ladies, under the direction of Aunty Bea, had made it quite presentable for the two of them. Lionel said it was not a bachelor pad anymore with the women's touch. Lancelot told him he was pleased because now it looked like a home. Aunty Bea had gone up top on Tuesday to get a few things she needed and while up there at the department store she purchased two music boxes, One for Lucy and Lionel and another for the newly married couple.
©Julia A Knaake

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LUCY part 25

Lucy part 25

May 16, 2017

The rain came pelting down into camp. Mountain Lion at first started howling like a banshee. He was quit frightened of rain and normally would hide in a cave. The room in the house that should have been a kitchen was the most quiet so Lionel called Big Monk to carry Mountain Lion into the pantry of the kitchen and they lay Mountain Lion on a blanket. Mary volunteered to sit with him to keep him quiet and to make him feel secure. The other smaller animals went upstairs to one of the rooms that was unfinished but quite dry. Elephant and goats along with the bears went under the lean to that was fairly dry.

Dinner had been eaten so there was no need to be out at the tables soaking wet. The rain was horrific and the winds howled. The lightening in the distance did not bother anyone even the children. 

Aunty Bea taught Ma Ma and Gramps the words to The Hokey Pokey then Lucy and Mary got up and started dancing while Lancelot and Lionel made simple music with sticks and rattles. Soon everyone was watching Lucy and Mary dancing and singing:

The Hokey Pokey song

You put your right foot in

You take your right foot out

You put your right foot in

And you shake it all about

You do the hokey pokey

And you turn yourself around

That's what it's all about

You put your left foot in

You take your left foot out

You put your left foot in

And you shake it all about

You do the hokey pokey

And you turn yourself around

That's what it's all about

You put your right hand in

You take your right hand out

You put your right hand in

And you shake it all about

You do the hokey pokey

And you turn yourself around

That's what it's all about

You put your left hand in

You take your left hand out

You put your left hand in

And you shake it all about

You do the hokey pokey 

And you turn yourself around

That's what it's all about

You put your whole self in

You take your whole self out

You put your whole self in

And you shake it all about

You do the hokey pokey

And you turn yourself around

That's what it's all about

The parrots started mimicking the ladies singing and the children started doing the movements that Lucy and Mary were doing and everyone started to stop being frightened of the rain storm. Mountain Lion even wandered out of the building onto the porch and laid down falling asleep and purring. 

The rain calmed down to a gentle fall but the wind was still making it a bit cold so Aunty Bea and Ma Ma decided to make a small fire in the covered pit and quickly hot chocolate was made for everyone.Mountain Lion lapped up his bowl of warm chocolate then immediately fell asleep purring rhythmically on the porch.

It was close to two in the morning and the rain was more gentle. Aunty Bea fell asleep with Cindy Lu in her lap and Baby Monk along with Jack and Jill  had long ago climbed into their little bed and were fast asleep as most of the animals were. Lionel was wrapped in a warm blanket with Lucy. 

Lionel went to the edge of the trees and with all his heart started singing:

"And the Rain Came Down" by Chuck Girard 

 And the rain came down

And it fell upon the ground

And reminded me of all the words You said

Yes the rain came down, yes the rain came down

And the truth came down around me

Like the sky was rainin' lead

Woke up this mornin' to the sound of fallin' rain

So many awful messages were rollin' 'round my brain

I looked out my window and the sky was dark as night

Is it too late to change my ways and try and see the light

I looked out to the left of me the water risin' high

And in the flash of lightnin' that was lightin' up the sky

I saw my neighbors wadin' through the water in the dark

I know where they were goin' they were headin' for the ark

chorus

I caught them in a moment there was panic on my face

Others joined our group and made it clear this was a race

We had to try and find the ark and hope he¹d let us in

He who'd often warned us of the wages of our sin

We moved along in silence though our hearts were cryin' out

Noah was no fool there was no longer any doubt

We rolled around the bend to where the ark had always stayed

Our tears turned into wailing as we watched it sail away.

Mary joined in for the chorus:

Woke up this mornin' when I heard a siren scream

The sound of morning traffic pulled me from my awful dream

My body bathed is sweat that matched the rain that fell outside

I realized my time had come I could no longer hide

All the early lessons I had learned at Sunday school

Slashed me to the heart and made me see I'd been a fool

I realized that all these years my eyes had been so blind

I grabbed the telephone...and got my preacher on the line.

©Julia A Knaake

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LUCY part 25
Lucy part 25
May 16, 2017
The rain came pelting down into camp. Mountain Lion at first started howling like a banshee. He was quit frightened of rain and normally would hide in a cave. The room in the house that should have been a kitchen was the most quiet so Lionel called Big Monk to carry Mountain Lion into the pantry of the kitchen and they lay Mountain Lion on a blanket. Mary volunteered to sit with him to keep him quiet and to make him feel secure. The other smaller animals went upstairs to one of the rooms that was unfinished but quite dry. Elephant and goats along with the bears went under the lean to that was fairly dry.
Dinner had been eaten so there was no need to be out at the tables soaking wet. The rain was horrific and the winds howled. The lightening in the distance did not bother anyone even the children. 
Aunty Bea taught Ma Ma and Gramps the words to The Hokey Pokey then Lucy and Mary got up and started dancing while Lancelot and Lionel made simple music with sticks and rattles. Soon everyone was watching Lucy and Mary dancing and singing:
The Hokey Pokey song
You put your right foot in
You take your right foot out
You put your right foot in
And you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey
And you turn yourself around
That's what it's all about

You put your left foot in
You take your left foot out
You put your left foot in
And you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey
And you turn yourself around
That's what it's all about

You put your right hand in
You take your right hand out
You put your right hand in
And you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey
And you turn yourself around
That's what it's all about

You put your left hand in
You take your left hand out
You put your left hand in
And you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey 
And you turn yourself around
That's what it's all about

You put your whole self in
You take your whole self out
You put your whole self in
And you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey
And you turn yourself around
That's what it's all about
The parrots started mimicking the ladies singing and the children started doing the movements that Lucy and Mary were doing and everyone started to stop being frightened of the rain storm. Mountain Lion even wandered out of the building onto the porch and laid down falling asleep and purring. 
The rain calmed down to a gentle fall but the wind was still making it a bit cold so Aunty Bea and Ma Ma decided to make a small fire in the covered pit and quickly hot chocolate was made for everyone.Mountain Lion lapped up his bowl of warm chocolate then immediately fell asleep purring rhythmically on the porch.

It was close to two in the morning and the rain was more gentle. Aunty Bea fell asleep with Cindy Lu in her lap and Baby Monk along with Jack and Jill  had long ago climbed into their little bed and were fast asleep as most of the animals were. Lionel was wrapped in a warm blanket with Lucy. 
Lionel went to the edge of the trees and with all his heart started singing:
"And the Rain Came Down" by Chuck Girard 

 And the rain came down
And it fell upon the ground
And reminded me of all the words You said
Yes the rain came down, yes the rain came down
And the truth came down around me
Like the sky was rainin' lead

Woke up this mornin' to the sound of fallin' rain
So many awful messages were rollin' 'round my brain
I looked out my window and the sky was dark as night
Is it too late to change my ways and try and see the light
I looked out to the left of me the water risin' high
And in the flash of lightnin' that was lightin' up the sky
I saw my neighbors wadin' through the water in the dark
I know where they were goin' they were headin' for the ark

chorus

I caught them in a moment there was panic on my face
Others joined our group and made it clear this was a race
We had to try and find the ark and hope he¹d let us in
He who'd often warned us of the wages of our sin
We moved along in silence though our hearts were cryin' out
Noah was no fool there was no longer any doubt
We rolled around the bend to where the ark had always stayed
Our tears turned into wailing as we watched it sail away.

Mary joined in for the chorus:
Woke up this mornin' when I heard a siren scream
The sound of morning traffic pulled me from my awful dream
My body bathed is sweat that matched the rain that fell outside
I realized my time had come I could no longer hide
All the early lessons I had learned at Sunday school
Slashed me to the heart and made me see I'd been a fool
I realized that all these years my eyes had been so blind
I grabbed the telephone...and got my preacher on the line.

©Julia A Knaake


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LUCY part 24

Lucy part 24

May 15, 2017

Over the next several weeks the Camp continued getting improvements on the grounds but the humans kept it as nature intended. Lancelot and Mary were great help with the Elders improving their way of well being. The children had little scrapes and bruises as all children do. Lancelot and Mary were even holding hands. Ma Ma told Aunty Bea it would be any time and those two would get hitched.

The herbs planted in the tires were growing well and the potato tire towers were sprouting leaves. Aunty Bea reminded Ma Ma to never eat the leaves of the potatoes and tomatoes. Ma Ma said she had known that but would Aunty teach her more about plant parts that were not good to consume so each Wednesday after morning meals Ma Ma and Aunty began the lessons. Ma Ma was a quick learner so those lessons went fast.

Mountain Lion came limping into camp with an infected front paw. Gramps explained that Lancelot was not around but Mary certainly could care for his paw. Mountain Lion was not sure if this female human could help but Gramps told him to give her a try. Mary tirelessly sat next to Mountain Lion changing the plantain poultice to relieve the sourness and inflammation. Mountain Lion actually fell asleep purring.

All the animals were adapting to Mary very well but best of all Mary was interacting with the females of camp along with Lucy and Aunty Bea which was something she had never done before.

The passive exercises were actually being "taught" by Big Monk each morning before morning meal.

Lucy went to her doctor and everything was fine with the baby so she came back down to camp to see everyone. She and Lionel had Rock house with all the modern amenities but they both loved being down in camp much more than up top.

Lionel said it was going to start getting colder so he bought more blankets for everyone to use plus found a place on line that packaged fruits and vegetables along with nuts and bought supplies to keep on the shelves inside the camp home in case they ran out of foods during the winter. He also got in a supply of canned coffee and milk and a large brand new old fashioned metal coffee pot.

Lionel showed Ma Ma how to open and use the coffee from the can when the chicory root was low. Ma Ma already had roots dried and stored away in baskets. Of course he also had packets of hot chocolate in a huge tin container for special occasions.

The weeks went on happily for everyone but soon the rains were coming and Lionel made a new bed for Baby and Jack and Jill then sent it down with big Monk to have it placed in Aunty Beas room because there would be no room in he and Lucys because the baby would be there when he or she was born. Baby Monk loved Aunty and she would have no problem with the three of them in her room. Baby loved it when she played her music box just before she went to bed every night.

The rains were true to what the forecaster predicted, skies were filling rapidly from blue to black and grey, so Lucy and Lionel closed up Rock House, leaving a note for Arthur, Lionel's friend saying the two of them were safe with friends. Arthur had a key to Rock House if he was worried.

They bundled up in warm rain wear, Lucy with paperback books in her backpack along with newspapers and mail for Aunty and Lionel with a few provisions and flashlights in his pack, precious peppermint candies and other things he just could not live without.

He put on an extra large slicker with big pockets for Jack and Jill to snuggle into. Big hats on their heads and warm boots on their feet they started down the steps before dark and before the rains came. Baby and his bear were tucked under Lionel's coat with only his cap covered head showing. They got down the steps before the rain started pelting down heavily. The wind was fierce and they walked along the cliff wall, which was a longer route but much safer. When they got into camp Big Monk was the first to see them and signed "Why you not ask me to help". Lionel told him there was no time because the weather had changed quickly.

Aunty Bea and Mary helped Lucy out of her gear and Lancelot helped Lionel by taking Baby Monk and Jack and Jill.

Lionel asked Gramps if everyone was accounted for and safe in camp because there would be horrific winds and rain on the way. Gramps said everyone was accounted for even Mountain Lion who was now taking residence on the corner of the porch.

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Lucy part 24
May 15, 2017

Over the next several weeks the Camp continued getting improvements on the grounds but the humans kept it as nature intended. Lancelot and Mary were great help with the Elders improving their way of well being. The children had little scrapes and bruises as all children do. Lancelot and Mary were even holding hands. Ma Ma told Aunty Bea it would be any time and those two would get hitched.

The herbs planted in the tires were growing well and the potato tire towers were sprouting leaves. Aunty Bea reminded Ma Ma to never eat the leaves of the potatoes and tomatoes. Ma Ma said she had known that but would Aunty teach her more about plant parts that were not good to consume so each Wednesday after morning meals Ma Ma and Aunty began the lessons. Ma Ma was a quick learner so those lessons went fast.

Mountain Lion came limping into camp with an infected front paw. Gramps explained that Lancelot was not around but Mary certainly could care for his paw. Mountain Lion was not sure if this female human could help but Gramps told him to give her a try. Mary tirelessly sat next to Mountain Lion changing the plantain poultice to relieve the sourness and inflammation. Mountain Lion actually fell asleep purring.

All the animals were adapting to Mary very well but best of all Mary was interacting with the females of camp along with Lucy and Aunty Bea which was something she had never done before.

The passive exercises were actually being "taught" by Big Monk each morning before morning meal.

Lucy went to her doctor and everything was fine with the baby so she came back down to camp to see everyone. She and Lionel had Rock house with all the modern amenities but they both loved being down in camp much more than up top.

Lionel said it was going to start getting colder so he bought more blankets for everyone to use plus found a place on line that packaged fruits and vegetables along with nuts and bought supplies to keep on the shelves inside the camp home in case they ran out of foods during the winter. He also got in a supply of canned coffee and milk and a large brand new old fashioned metal coffee pot.

Lionel showed Ma Ma how to open and use the coffee from the can when the chicory root was low. Ma Ma already had roots dried and stored away in baskets. Of course he also had packets of hot chocolate in a huge tin container for special occasions.

The weeks went on happily for everyone but soon the rains were coming and Lionel made a new bed for Baby and Jack and Jill then sent it down with big Monk to have it placed in Aunty Beas room because there would be no room in he and Lucys because the baby would be there when he or she was born. Baby Monk loved Aunty and she would have no problem with the three of them in her room. Baby loved it when she played her music box just before she went to bed every night.

The rains were true to what the forecaster predicted, skies were filling rapidly from blue to black and grey, so Lucy and Lionel closed up Rock House, leaving a note for Arthur, Lionel's friend saying the two of them were safe with friends. Arthur had a key to Rock House if he was worried.

They bundled up in warm rain wear, Lucy with paperback books in her backpack along with newspapers and mail for Aunty and Lionel with a few provisions and flashlights in his pack, precious peppermint candies and other things he just could not live without.

He put on an extra large slicker with big pockets for Jack and Jill to snuggle into. Big hats on their heads and warm boots on their feet they started down the steps before dark and before the rains came. Baby and his bear were tucked under Lionel's coat with only his cap covered head showing. They got down the steps before the rain started pelting down heavily. The wind was fierce and they walked along the cliff wall, which was a longer route but much safer. When they got into camp Big Monk was the first to see them and signed "Why you not ask me to help". Lionel told him there was no time because the weather had changed quickly.

Aunty Bea and Mary helped Lucy out of her gear and Lancelot helped Lionel by taking Baby Monk and Jack and Jill.

Lionel asked Gramps if everyone was accounted for and safe in camp because there would be horrific winds and rain on the way. Gramps said everyone was accounted for even Mountain Lion who was now taking residence on the corner of the porch.

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Clatter - board

I am so enamored with

The sound of your voice

And swish of your lovely skirt

Those simple sixteen words

Spoken condescending by him

Heard lovingly and true by her

He smilingly guided her

To his Clatter board

Patting the fluffy quilt

She stopped eyes open

While he stripped them

Both of all clothing

Smiling he pulled her near

Swiftly falling under covers

The Clatter board made noise

That evening till midnight

Soon into the early dawn

The Clatter board made music

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Clatter - board

I am so enamored with
The sound of your voice
And swish of your lovely skirt

Those simple sixteen words
Spoken condescending by him
Heard lovingly and true by her

He smilingly guided her
To his Clatter board
Patting the fluffy quilt

She stopped eyes open
While he stripped them
Both of all clothing

Smiling he pulled her near
Swiftly falling under covers
The Clatter board made noise

That evening till midnight
Soon into the early dawn
The Clatter board made music

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LUCY part 23

Lucy part 23

May 14, 2017

Mary continued working at the same office as Lancelot and worked herself into the same schedule as Lancelot.  She and Lancelot grew closer in their friendship but they both did not allow the friendship to become romantic. They had discussed romance but each decided to be friends first and take the romance when it came later in their relationship.Mary was very welcome to come down to camp with Lancelot by all the residents. Mary practiced passive exercise to help prevent muscle stiffness. Her Mother had a stroke when Mary was small and she did these range of movement exercises along with her Mother and continued them into her adulthood. Mary's parents were living in France at this time of their lives and Mary was staying in their home.  

Ma Ma Monkey started doing passive exercises along with Mary and the two of them developed an everlasting friendship. Ma Ma told her of her childhood in the jungle before Grandfather rescued her. The other monkeys made fun of her because of her being tailless. they beat her and knocked her down, stealing her food and depriving her of cool clean water.  They all had mates and had many children.  then Gramps came along and treated her well. They became mates and soon she was carrying a child. Then the humans came and rounded them up to sell to the circus. With their good luck Grandfather bought them both. He treated them with respect and taught them sign language of the humans. Gramps learned fast so in his free time taught Ma Ma. Grandfather saw that they were a couple, married for life he told them. Ma Ma did some performing in the circus but when Grandfather saw her pregnancy he taught her to prepare meals for himself and the others in his care. 

"So, Ma Ma,  that is why you are such a good cook. My mother did not cook because she had others to cook and clean for us when I  was growing up as a child". said Mary.

Aunty Bea came in to camp along with Lucy carrying baskets of fresh watercress.

"Ma Ma we have fresh greens and Thimble berries". said Lucy.

There was loud and intense screaming  in camp and Baby Monk came in crying his little heart out. He was carrying Blue Bear. Blue Bear was torn to shreds with his ears in Baby Monks hands.

He jumps into Ma Ma's arms screaming and carrying on something fiercely.

 Ma Ma  wrapped her arms gently around Baby soothing him with a humming sound.

Baby stopped screaming  and calmed down enough to read what Ma Ma signed to him. Mary saw his answer about the other children ripping the bear to pieces.  Mary quietly left and went over to Lucy telling her what was going on and Lucy asked Gramps to call the children together and she and Gramps had a long long talk with them. 

Soon the children all surrounded Baby Monk hugging and snuggling him.

Aunty Bea came over to the table and looked over Baby Bear just shaking her head. 

Mary came over with her medical bag and said: "Baby Monk may I fix Blue Bear for you?  I am a very good doctor and I have never had a patient  unhappy with my care".

Baby brought Blue Bear  over to Mary and Mary carefully sewed his stuffing back inside. Then she sewed the ears on one at a time. Mary purposely took a long time to sew the Bear patient together so the children would understand the damage they had done to Bear and how they had hurt Baby Monk.  It was a lesson they well learned.

The next time Aunty Bea went up top to go shopping she made sure she took Mary with her and they went out for lunch then went shopping for bears. All kinds and sizes. All shapes and colors with the exception of a Blue Bear!

When they returned to camp there was a bear for every child to love. Lionel whispered in Lucy's ear what a dear Aunty she had and if they ever had children she would be the best Great Aunty in the world.

Lucy looked into Lionel's eyes and said" If ever"?

Lullaby and goodnight, with roses bedight

With lilies o'er spread is baby's wee bed

Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessed

Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessed

Lullaby and goodnight, thy mother's delight

Bright angels beside my darling abide

They will guard thee at rest, thou shalt wake on my breast

They will guard thee at rest, thou shalt wake on my breast

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May 14, 2017

Mary continued working at the same office as Lancelot and worked herself into the same schedule as Lancelot.  She and Lancelot grew closer in their friendship but they both did not allow the friendship to become romantic. They had discussed romance but each decided to be friends first and take the romance when it came later in their relationship.Mary was very welcome to come down to camp with Lancelot by all the residents. Mary practiced passive exercise to help prevent muscle stiffness. Her Mother had a stroke when Mary was small and she did these range of movement exercises along with her Mother and continued them into her adulthood. Mary's parents were living in France at this time of their lives and Mary was staying in their home.  
Ma Ma Monkey started doing passive exercises along with Mary and the two of them developed an everlasting friendship. Ma Ma told her of her childhood in the jungle before Grandfather rescued her. The other monkeys made fun of her because of her being tailless. they beat her and knocked her down, stealing her food and depriving her of cool clean water.  They all had mates and had many children.  then Gramps came along and treated her well. They became mates and soon she was carrying a child. Then the humans came and rounded them up to sell to the circus. With their good luck Grandfather bought them both. He treated them with respect and taught them sign language of the humans. Gramps learned fast so in his free time taught Ma Ma. Grandfather saw that they were a couple, married for life he told them. Ma Ma did some performing in the circus but when Grandfather saw her pregnancy he taught her to prepare meals for himself and the others in his care. 

"So, Ma Ma,  that is why you are such a good cook. My mother did not cook because she had others to cook and clean for us when I  was growing up as a child". said Mary.

Aunty Bea came in to camp along with Lucy carrying baskets of fresh watercress.

"Ma Ma we have fresh greens and Thimble berries". said Lucy.

There was loud and intense screaming  in camp and Baby Monk came in crying his little heart out. He was carrying Blue Bear. Blue Bear was torn to shreds with his ears in Baby Monks hands.
He jumps into Ma Ma's arms screaming and carrying on something fiercely.
 Ma Ma  wrapped her arms gently around Baby soothing him with a humming sound.
Baby stopped screaming  and calmed down enough to read what Ma Ma signed to him. Mary saw his answer about the other children ripping the bear to pieces.  Mary quietly left and went over to Lucy telling her what was going on and Lucy asked Gramps to call the children together and she and Gramps had a long long talk with them. 
Soon the children all surrounded Baby Monk hugging and snuggling him.

Aunty Bea came over to the table and looked over Baby Bear just shaking her head. 

Mary came over with her medical bag and said: "Baby Monk may I fix Blue Bear for you?  I am a very good doctor and I have never had a patient  unhappy with my care".

Baby brought Blue Bear  over to Mary and Mary carefully sewed his stuffing back inside. Then she sewed the ears on one at a time. Mary purposely took a long time to sew the Bear patient together so the children would understand the damage they had done to Bear and how they had hurt Baby Monk.  It was a lesson they well learned.

The next time Aunty Bea went up top to go shopping she made sure she took Mary with her and they went out for lunch then went shopping for bears. All kinds and sizes. All shapes and colors with the exception of a Blue Bear!

When they returned to camp there was a bear for every child to love. Lionel whispered in Lucy's ear what a dear Aunty she had and if they ever had children she would be the best Great Aunty in the world.

Lucy looked into Lionel's eyes and said" If ever"?

Lullaby and goodnight, with roses bedight
With lilies o'er spread is baby's wee bed
Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessed
Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessed
Lullaby and goodnight, thy mother's delight
Bright angels beside my darling abide
They will guard thee at rest, thou shalt wake on my breast
They will guard thee at rest, thou shalt wake on my breast

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LUCY part 22

Lucy part 22

May 13, 2017

Lionel and Lancelot found two days they could work together and had lumber and fittings they needed to build sent down to camp. They had designed a nice balcony up in the room where

Lionel and Lucy were staying. It had an awning made to crank back over the balcony when the weather was bad. It was a nice reading area for Lucy and she was overjoyed at the surprise. They designed a wraparound porch around the whole building to Aunty Beas delight. The males in the camp made some simple stools to set on the porch. The room that Lancelot had picked out now had a nice Queen sized sleeping area and some shelves for his clothes and books. The window was repaired and he could open and close it as the weather permitted.

Gramps and big Monk wishes were more tables with benches and a few chaise lounges on the wraparound porch. Lionel and Lancelot installed a few strategically solar post lights so the humans could go out at night without using their flashlights at night.

Lancelot and Lionel got together with Lucy and Aunty Bea asking them where they would like them to build an outhouse.

"We need to build one that has two doors. One for Ladies and one for men. I know the animals collect our "Potties every day and empty them for us and I think it best we just come outside into the outhouse because they are not our slaves and we can deal with this ourselves". said Lionel.

For the meantime we can bathe in our rooms or go jump in the creek and have an invigorating bath he went on to say laughingly.

Lancelot's friend Mary was due to get her final degree for Veterinary practice and he asked Lionel and Lucy to attend the graduation. Two weeks later they all went to the graduation and they asked Mary to come to the Stone Mary enjoyed meeting the ladies and started coming out of her shy shell.

Baby Monk,Jack and Jill Squirrels and Henrietta Hedgehog came bounding into the room carrying nuts in a little bowl and Rosemary sprigs wrapped in yellow yarn. They went right over to Mary and placed the gifts on her lap. Everyone was quite surprised but then they saw Baby Monk sign for you new friend directly at Mary. Mary quickly signed back Thank You dear ones. Lancelot had never told Mary about the animals so now was the time. Mary was quite fascinated with the whole story starting with Lucy's Grandfather.

"Someday we will have you meet the ones that live in camp but you must never tell anyone of their existence as they would be harmed by the outside world. They live in their camp healthy and happy and especially free". said Lucy.

" I am the Elder up here at Stone House and you all know I am a very good judge of character so why not show Mary the camp today so she can meet all our dear friends"? said Aunty Bea.

Lionel said he and Baby Monk would go down first to let the Elders know they were bringing a new one down to meet them.

About a half hour later Lancelot and Mary appeared in camp to meet Gramps, Ma Ma and Big Monk. Lucy and Aunty Bea followed right behind with two large baskets of Raspberries.

Mary was well accepted in camp and she just glowed all over with happiness. The time was getting close to evening meal and the children were asked to put their games and books away in their special storage room and go wash their hands and faces for dinner.

The ladies and Ma Ma brought out bowls of food and set it on the table. Gramp's had everyone say their thank you prayer and they all started eating very proper and quiet. Ma Ma had used the berries along with goat milk and a bit of honey to make a cool refreshing drink for dessert. Mary was overwhelmed at the kindness and generosity and her eyes welled up with tears.

It was getting quite dark and Aunty Be suggested that Mary stay in camp and sleep in her room tonight. Mary thought that a grand Idea and Lucy brought down one of her warm nightgowns and robe for Mary. Before they retired Mary and Lancelot talked and talked for what seemed hours. Then he walked her over to Aunty Beas room giving her a light hug. she felt his warm breath on her ear and Mary never felt so thrilled in her life.

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May 13, 2017
Lionel and Lancelot found two days they could work together and had lumber and fittings they needed to build sent down to camp. They had designed a nice balcony up in the room where
Lionel and Lucy were staying. It had an awning made to crank back over the balcony when the weather was bad. It was a nice reading area for Lucy and she was overjoyed at the surprise. They designed a wraparound porch around the whole building to Aunty Beas delight. The males in the camp made some simple stools to set on the porch. The room that Lancelot had picked out now had a nice Queen sized sleeping area and some shelves for his clothes and books. The window was repaired and he could open and close it as the weather permitted.
Gramps and big Monk wishes were more tables with benches and a few chaise lounges on the wraparound porch. Lionel and Lancelot installed a few strategically solar post lights so the humans could go out at night without using their flashlights at night.
Lancelot and Lionel got together with Lucy and Aunty Bea asking them where they would like them to build an outhouse.
"We need to build one that has two doors. One for Ladies and one for men. I know the animals collect our "Potties every day and empty them for us and I think it best we just come outside into the outhouse because they are not our slaves and we can deal with this ourselves". said Lionel.
For the meantime we can bathe in our rooms or go jump in the creek and have an invigorating bath he went on to say laughingly.
Lancelot's friend Mary was due to get her final degree for Veterinary practice and he asked Lionel and Lucy to attend the graduation. Two weeks later they all went to the graduation and they asked Mary to come to the Stone Mary enjoyed meeting the ladies and started coming out of her shy shell.
Baby Monk,Jack and Jill Squirrels and Henrietta Hedgehog came bounding into the room carrying nuts in a little bowl and Rosemary sprigs wrapped in yellow yarn. They went right over to Mary and placed the gifts on her lap. Everyone was quite surprised but then they saw Baby Monk sign for you new friend directly at Mary. Mary quickly signed back Thank You dear ones. Lancelot had never told Mary about the animals so now was the time. Mary was quite fascinated with the whole story starting with Lucy's Grandfather.
"Someday we will have you meet the ones that live in camp but you must never tell anyone of their existence as they would be harmed by the outside world. They live in their camp healthy and happy and especially free". said Lucy.
" I am the Elder up here at Stone House and you all know I am a very good judge of character so why not show Mary the camp today so she can meet all our dear friends"? said Aunty Bea.
Lionel said he and Baby Monk would go down first to let the Elders know they were bringing a new one down to meet them.
About a half hour later Lancelot and Mary appeared in camp to meet Gramps, Ma Ma and Big Monk. Lucy and Aunty Bea followed right behind with two large baskets of Raspberries.
Mary was well accepted in camp and she just glowed all over with happiness. The time was getting close to evening meal and the children were asked to put their games and books away in their special storage room and go wash their hands and faces for dinner.
The ladies and Ma Ma brought out bowls of food and set it on the table. Gramp's had everyone say their thank you prayer and they all started eating very proper and quiet. Ma Ma had used the berries along with goat milk and a bit of honey to make a cool refreshing drink for dessert. Mary was overwhelmed at the kindness and generosity and her eyes welled up with tears.
It was getting quite dark and Aunty Be suggested that Mary stay in camp and sleep in her room tonight. Mary thought that a grand Idea and Lucy brought down one of her warm nightgowns and robe for Mary. Before they retired Mary and Lancelot talked and talked for what seemed hours. Then he walked her over to Aunty Beas room giving her a light hug. she felt his warm breath on her ear and Mary never felt so thrilled in her life.
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