Murdo Girl…The tail is always at the end

I came across this bit of wisdom, today, and it spoke to me. Now I hope it speaks to you! At the end...

I walked along a bubbling brook. The warm sun felt so nice.

I sat upon a nearby rock. The water felt like ice.

I took my shoes and socks off and stuck my toes in the cold stream.

“You’ll catch your death.” I heard someone say. Not sounding one bit mean.

I felt the slippery slimy moss and knew better than to stand,

Until I found a muddy hole where I could jump and safely land.

I saw a fish swim by. He knew I meant no harm.

I had no fishing pole or pail

of minnows on my arm.

Soon the sun was setting and I knew that I must leave.

We can never know if we’ll be back, but this I must believe.

I can go anywhere I want to, but I can’t go everywhere.

I can do what you can do. Not as good, but I don’t care.

I can sing and dance and juggle balls… all at the same time.

If you try to say I can’t, you’re still a friend of mine.

I can tell stories that aren’t funny and train a dog to sit.

If you can’t keep up with all I do it’s not okay to quit.

I can make hiccups go away by drinking water upside down,

I’ve shown others how to do it and only two of them have drowned.

I can make an eggless, milkless , butterless, cake. My mother taught me how. I think she learned to make it when they had to sell their cow. They ate the eggs for breakfast and the butter wouldn’t churn. Someone hid the sugar so there’d be something left to burn.

Now here’s a piece of wisdom that I’ll only say one time.

As life goes on, sometimes you’ll run into a great big hill to climb.

If there’s a hill to climb, don’t wait for it to shrink.

Hills don’t get smaller no matter what you think…

(You have to climb it!

Don’t wait! Get started!)


10 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…The tail is always at the end

  1. lifelessons June 4, 2019 / 11:31 pm

    Really wonderful photos, Mary. I can’t believe how good Irma and Harold look. Are they in their nineties? Must be, judging from the years they graduated. Love the one of you and the dog peering out the window. And the fence line!! All good, though.

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    • Mary Francis McNinch June 5, 2019 / 7:53 am

      My brain is all over the place, but I’m trying. I’ve done zero reading. The photos of the fence line, and the stream were taken by my photographer friend, Dianna Kenobbie Diehm. Aunt Irma still looks amazing. She just made the 1500 mile car trip from SF, CA to Murdo with Mark and Dave.

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    • Mary Francis McNinch June 5, 2019 / 7:54 am

      My brain is all over the place, but I’m trying. I’ve done zero reading. The photos of the fence line, and the stream were taken by my photographer friend, Dianna Kenobbie Diehm. Aunt Irma still looks amazing. She just made the 1500 mile car trip from SF, CA to Murdo with Mark and Dave. She will be 99 in July!

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      • lifelessons June 5, 2019 / 8:56 am

        Mary, have you tried Audible books? It’s the main way I read anymore. They are so well done.

        Like

    • sanjuan831 June 5, 2019 / 8:50 am

      Aunt Irma will be 99 in July and not sure how old Mr. Thune is. I agree with you, Judy.Fab pictures.

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  2. scoper07 June 5, 2019 / 6:58 am

    Once again the words flow and the rhymes are gentle. Nice read. Thanks. Hope you are mending rapidly. Cheers.

    Liked by 1 person

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