[Photos: 30 Nov 1963--Memories of my wedding, my spouse, my Heart. (GROOM-Dale Russell Jones Shoudy, GROOM Mom in Dark Blue and blond hair- June Grace Wolfe Jones Shoudy; BRIDE-Dorothy Hazel Tarr, BRIDE Mom in Light Blue and hat- Dorothy Helen Scott Tarr]
(The memories are fresh in my Heart, yet the images are as faded as these photos. So many youthful hopes – unrealized and unfulfilled. Love lost in the wake of passing years and tears. However, for the Heart, there is no timeline. dht-21 OCT 2011.)
As I behold all my treasured keepsakes and mementos,my sense of déjà vu deepens.
My Heart lives in the bosom of my past,
where memories of Family and Love reside.
If I close my eyes, I am transported once againto a Time and Place all too familiar –
for I'm a frequent visitor
that is embraced in Welcome by my memories.
My visits are more frequent andprolonged with each passing year.
The simple pleasures of Hearth and Home –
My memories – the unbreakable bonds of Homecoming.