Tuesday, November 08, 2011

55th Anniversary

For my Mom and Dad on their 55th Wedding Anniversary.

Arlington autumn.
The Lover's separated.
Reunite today.



Anonymous said...

That. Is. Great. Haiku. The second line needs a "The" to make it 7 mora but it's still great.

Pam said...

(Dabs a little tear) ... happy anniversary to Karl's mom and dad!

Karl said...

Troll: Thank you Sir. Fixed it.

Pam: It was a good ceremony. A funeral at Arlington is like nowhere else. We placed their wedding rings in the niche with them. A celebration of their lives and love.

moi said...

I don't well up easily, but that did it. A lovely tribute that you honored beautifully with a great haiku.

chickory said...

poignant. and beautiful. happy anniversary to them.

Buzz Kill said...

A salute to your father for his service to this country and a graceful bow to your mother who raised a family and waited long nights for her soldier to come home. Nice that they're together in such a great place in Arlington Autumn.

Boxer said...

you're a good son and I hope they're somewhere having a lovely celebration.

Aunty Belle said...

Wow--okay, that's really lovely, Karl.

Deep sentiment--an cleanly delivered.

Wif' Pam--a li'l teary. Thank you for sharing this wif' us, Karl. Very touchin'.

Thar's a fine site at Arlington whar' the Daughters of the Confederacy left a timeless message:

Not for fame or reward
Not for place or for rank
Not lured by ambition
Or goaded by necessity
But in simple
Obedience to duty
As they understood it
These men suffered all
Sacrificed all
Dared all-and died

Yore Daddy an Mama lie in honored company, a beautiful credit to our nation.

LaDivaCucina said...

Beautiful haiku as is the dedication, thank you, Karl.

Karl said...

All: Thank you, so much for the kind sentiments. They truly were a fine couple. Open minded and caring, there was a place of their table for anyone. They smiled, they sang, they danced and debated. All who spoke yesterday mentioned, what a fun and unique couple they were.

Aunty Belle said...

Well, dern--shure wish't I'd had a seat at their table, jes' onc't.

But I can see how fine a folk they wuz...in YOU.

Karl said...

Aunty Belle: Very nice of you to say. You would have had fun. It was a big round marble thing. Hard to stain and easy to clean. So important when dealing with pasta or personalities.

fishy said...

Peace Be With You.

Karl said...

Fishy: And with you, Thanks

Aunty Belle said...

I'se lost I reckon--whar's the Haiku Monday? Did'ja hand off the ball to someone else?

Karl said...

Aunty Belle: It's not Monday yet. What were you like the day before Christmas when you were a kid?

Just kidding. It's up.

Anonymous said...


What a beautiful tribute to some people I would like to have known. They sound so like my own parents, you have inspired me to think I need to write one for them, too. At 88 they are still with us, so now is the perfect time. Thanks for your inspiration.