Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Never out of my...Heart....

This... isn't the post...I had intended... for today...
but...
as I walked through the House... tonight...
turning out... the lights....
and...then... looked at the Images... of Miss. Scarlett...
that I captured... this afternoon....
when she Graced...me with Her...
Presence....
: )
It made me realize.... how many... Folks... I 'Miss'... tonight...
and the above Jim Reeves Song... came straight... to my Heart....
Both...Miss. Scarlett... and Justin 'J'... are Fascinated with the Little Chain...and Gear Driven, Sharpening Stone... I bought, from my...Dear Friend... Lyle.... many years ago...
They have always...always... from the time... they began to walk...
 been drawn to it...
and... They Make It SING!!!!
Just... as she is doing... in this image....
: )
I remember...so very well... the day... I bought this... from Lyle...
Son, Justin.... was with...
He liked Lyle....
 a lot...
He...was a Cool Cat....
Lyle... and I...go way back....
He...like my Dad...was a Scrap Iron Man....
Lyle.... always shared stories... about Dad... he... liked Dad...
 a lot...: )
{there weren't many... who didn't... and...those... who...didn't... well... all I can say about them....is...
"Bless Their Hearts!"...{they're gonna need it...: ) }
  and...
 they'd better not... share their thoughts... with This... daughter... }
He'd always ...always... remind me... of the First Time he met me....
It was at a Vernon Brecht Auction....
Thought... he was the Only Junk Buyer there...
It appeared...it was just him...and the Auctioneer.... at the end...of the Sale....
{Lyle thought... he would own...it all... for... very little...}
except...for this... little girl....
hanging around...the Clerk...
{Orvie McWright }
said.... he never thought much about her...
she couldn't have been more than...7 or 8 years old....
until...
she started bidding on every iron pile....
He Was There To Buy....!!!
{oh dear... : ) }
I'm sorry to say....
I didn't remember Lyle... from back...in those...days...
It was All... Business... for me....
Get The Job... Dad sent me to do...
Done...
: )
It was...after Dad...was gone...
our paths...once again...crossed....
Lyle and I...became...
 Friends....
I so...enjoyed...our visits...
and... our walks....down... Memory Lane...
He'd tell me...of the time...when we were neighbors...
at my...Beloved... Keystone... Farm Home...
Lyle...grew up..in the area...
{I was only... 7... and we lived there... just a year...
 My little brain...was filled with...Ponies...and Fishing... at the Creek...
and...the Wonderful...Wonderful....
Old... Farm House...
That Embraced me... Every Time...I walked...through the Old... Screen Door! }
When Lyle... went away... it was a Heart Breaker...
I...dropped to my knees... when I got the call....
Lyle... had...sadly... taken his own...life...
just a week...after our last...visit...
when...I bought... the Little Sharpening Stone... from him...
Justin, Liz...and I...went to his Funeral....
I wrote.... a Eulogy...for Lyle....
and read it...
at his funeral....
Sadly... I think... some folks... were surprised....
by the words... I spoke...
They... obviously... didn't 'know'... Lyle....
Lyle.... was an...'Important'... Man....
a...'Real'... Down to Earth... Man...
a 'True'...'Junk Man'...
a Hard... Working... Man...
a...Kind... Man...
an...Honest... Man...
that had...an Amazing Eye... for the...
Unusual...
as...I told him...at our last...visit...
I felt... he was...'Gifted'...
I...Loved.. and... Respected Him...So...
yes...I miss him... every time... this little Sharpener... Sings....
or...
my eyes... rest....upon it...
Then....as I turned the lights down...
my eyes... glanced...around the room...
oh my...
I saw...so many...Wonderful....Gifts.... and fragments...
from... Loved Ones...
and... Beloved... Critters....
that are... Nestled...in the Old... Cupboards...
that are like... Giant... Jewelry Boxes....
that Hold... what is Most... Near...and Dear... to me...
Memories....
Sweet....
Memories...
of those...
who...
are...
Never....out of...my Heart...
Love to ya...
: )
Barb C.
 

2 comments:

Amy N said...

Goosebumps......

simplyiowa said...

Amy...
I'm with ya...
These Old Cupboards...hold... so many Wonderful...Memories...
of The Most... Wonderful...Souls...{There is a Little of 'Amy'... here...too...: ) }
Love to ya...
Barb C.