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About gleefulee

Retired after 33 years of teaching English and French (one year in private school in Memphis, TN and the rest in public school in Doniphan, MO. Enjoying new adventures - all those things I put off for lack of time, energy, now I can try them! Pottery, writing, traveling, camping, kayaking, dancing, listening to some of the best live music ever, and making passionate, lively new friendships. All christened with an appreciation for great red wine! Created and operated KC's on the Current, then sold it and managed it for new owners. Now totally retired and looking for my summers to be full of fun as well! Born and raised in St. Louis, MO

Fans

My folks had a fan and they knew how to use it. Many times Dad put the box fan in a window, lowered the sill to brace it, raised or lowerd other windows to fist width, and instantly cooled the … Continue reading

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FRIEND and FOE

You’ve been here for ages, Your rages and seduction recorded in pages of time. Rains falling with vengeance, Increasing the strains on your banks Along with the pains of change. Your dark churning water races, Removing traces of life, love, … Continue reading

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Aftermath

  It was a bit eerie eyeing empty fields when practices and games normally would be filling the park with cars and kids, snowcones and hotdogs, softball banter and applause. Pick-ups pulling boats began trickling in about the time The … Continue reading

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Friend and Foe

You’ve been here for ages, Your rages and seduction shared in pages of time. Rains falling with vengeance, Increasing the strains on your banks Along with the pains of change. Your dark churning water races, Removing traces of life, love, … Continue reading

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Play!

This was written for my Close to Home column that appears in the local weekly, The Prospect-News,  in Doniphan, MO. We might be doing it all wrong, being so serious and grown up, fragmenting our lives into family time, work … Continue reading

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Getting Ready

The persimmons have spoken in agreement with the Farmers’ Almanac and meteorologists who are watching El Nino. Snow is coming eventually, but we all know how fickle Mother Nature can be. Sometimes she waits until spring is knocking at the … Continue reading

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One of Those Days

  With pen in hand I’m on the brink, But for some strange reason My mind’s gears won’t clink. Today’s motivation can find no link To words in the air as my heart starts to sink. No words are coming: … Continue reading

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