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Sunday, June 4, 2017
TALENTED CLASSMATES - ALAN YOUNT A DEDICATED KHS65 MEMBER SHARES
I'm soliciting articles for my blog from our many many talented classmates. Alan Yount's amazing poetry writing, 106 published so far, has given me the idea to see who else out there is staying creative in our 70s! HA, what a title that is...ugh. Alan and I share an interest in several things, genealogy among them. I particularly like this poem and you will likely see why. Thanks Alan for sharing!!! And happy 70th to Alan on June 6th! [Which is not only the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, but would have been my parents' 75th wedding anniversary.]
HAVING, THE SAME DREAM, TWICE
“You can’t have the same dream twice:
it’s impossible”---An old saying.
climbing the creaking stairs
to my great-great grandparents house,
I had found in fayette, missouri:
in the same dream,
over & over, when I reach …
the top of the stairs:
in their old victorian house,
where they grew up and lived:
their house is suddenly
gone … it is, there, no more.
and they are long gone, yet repeated
in my dreams and primal memory:
for a reason, also related, for forever.
you are my great-great grandparents
is in mine.
for some reason, which you can figure:
your house, is also
locked in my memory, forever.
An interesting irony. In the early 1970’s I had been in their house, after it had been abandoned for many years. It was years later, after studying genealogy, that I found out they were related to me. They were actually my great-great grandparents. By 1975, sadly the grand old house had fallen in, into ruin. Their house was the Thomas Carr and Lavinia Boggs house, called “Fairview.” It was between New Franklin, Mo. and Fayette, Mo., and could be seen from Highway Five, for over 100 years.
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