Past, present & plans: 11-27-16

Past, present & plans: 11-27-16

 

Past

 

It was brought to my attention, that my brother and I got hurt a lot when we were young, guess that’s true. Injuries or situations that didn’t end well are more exciting to write about. Tonight I’ll introduce you to some of my cousins.

 

My brother, George, and I were eighteen months apart in age. Ernie and his older brother Keith, were about the same difference, so were Ronnie and Dean also Clyde and Ray. Clyde was the oldest of the Crazy Eight Club and Dean was the youngest. We were all within three years of the same age and all first cousins or brothers.

 

We had female first cousins in the same age range, but they didn’t cause trouble like my seven confidants did. I was the only blameless one in the club and never caused any trouble. Of course you know that’s not true.

 

One of us let the mule get loose, so dad and I chased it at least two miles down the train tracks toward Chalk Point power plant. Finally dad went through the woods to get on the other side of it and we boxed him in. Since I wouldn’t squeal on my cousin, dad rode the mule back and made me walk.

 

Present

 

Think I made a mistake on Thanksgiving Day, when I temporarily stopped my diet. I’ve lost a total of fifteen pounds since October 31st and only gained two back. If I get back on it tomorrow I won’t regain much more.

 

With the low carbohydrate intake, my blood sugar levels are in a very acceptable range. Between ninety to a hundred and five, these numbers would help me beat my type two diabetes, as long as they remain there.

 

The below photo of mine, will be published in the 2016 fall edition of the College of Southern Maryland’s, Literary Magazine called Connections. I submitted five poems and five black and white photos. One out of ten, is better than zero out of ten.

 

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Noon Over Ten Tires

 

Plans

 

I have noticed that I breath better in cooler weather. My COPD doesn’t effect me like it does in the summer. I guess between cooler temperature, losing weight and good blood sugar levels I could get a lot of work done on my boat. This could make winter a better time to work on bodily needs. Breathing better, makes a huge difference.

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