Observe life at its best, Listen to life’s songs, Embrace life’s bounties, Breathe the breath of life, Savor life to its fullest!


Echoes from the Past. . .

Remember When

Rock ‘n’ Roll, American Bandstand, the Beetles—
Teenage idols, legends in their own time
Sound and vibrations shook the world
Music made both young and old unwind

James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, J.F.K.—
Icons that ultimately shaped a nation
Lives ended in tragedy
Memories live on in admiration

Jonathan Winters, Bob Hope, Red Skelton—
Stand up comedy in side-splitting form
I Love Lucy resonated clowning around
Hearts remained rosy and warm

Life seemed so much simpler then
Bop Shu Bop Shu Bop, newly waxed gym floors, sock hops
Change was left in your pocket
Enough for drive-in movies, popcorn and soda pops

Remember when life was uncomplicated
Friends hung around to help with life’s collisions
The price of gasoline was under a dollar
Mom and Pop made all the decisions

© 2004
Sharla Lee Shults



At the Heart of Awakenings

A new post, This Day in History, has been added to catnipoflife’s sister site, Awakenings. While there are many events that took place on this day, June 25, two are showcased on Awakenings: Battle of Little Bighorn and American Civil War.

Also included is A Prelude to Indian Uprising, which offers insight into the devastating treatment of the Native American Indian. Depicted in poetic verse is The Trail of Tears: one of the saddest episodes in American history. Totally overlooking the Native American Indian in the “All men are created equal” clause of the Declaration of Independence, this episode brutally closed the curtain on native American culture.

Some people no matter how old they get never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces to their hearts.” ~Martin Buxbaum


%d bloggers like this: