A pair of true fans of Pittsburgh baseball: cousins Rick Smith (left) and Charley McKelvy.
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) When your parents and grandparents and ancestors are buried in Pittsburgh, you have every right in the world to be a Pirates fan. So naturally, a pair of native sons, named Charles McKelvy and his cousin Richard McKelvy Smith, went to PNC Park on foot, of course, Friday,…
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) We were the McKelvy Children at Homewood Cemetery in Saturday, September 20, 2014. And we still are the McKelvy Children, and we always will be.
Originally posted on Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin:
I reprint this poem every year, it seems. A gift. “Autumn Grace” was published in Bell’s Letters Poet, WestWard Quarterly, and SMILE. The picture is another drawing by Kate Greenaway, from the Public Domain section at Karen’s Whimsy.
leaves of bleeding hearts
so do broken hearts mend
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) This will be my last post until I return from Pittsburgh on September 22, fresh from burying my mother of 64 years, Hannah Dick Macfarlan McKelvy.
Where are the birds?
(Harbert, Michigan) I am happy to report that I never ran afoul of the Shore Patrol during my time in the U.S. Navy Reserves. However, I do patrol our shore for passing shore birds, and today, Wednesday, September 17, 2014, I was shuffling along the beach wondering where all the shore birds were when what should kwitup before me but a patrol of shore birds. I am far from…
Proof that Mom planned for every trip.
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Mom died June 4, 2014 in Bridgman, Michigan, having just celebrated her 93rd birthday on May 29. We had her Visitation in Chicago at Donnellan Funeral Home on June 10, and we celebrated her Mass of the Resurrection at the Church of the Holy Nativity in Chicago on June 11. We returned to Bridgman on Friday, June 13 for a…