Monday, March 1, 2021

Monday WRites 287

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Welcome March. The fasting and penitence continues, Season of Lent.  
You've heard about the Monday Blues well this is Monday WRites (musing on the definition here of rite, as any customary observance for eg the rite of afternoon tea). 
Welcome to Monday WRites #287: A Happy Monday to all. Be Safe.

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BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH
#120: February Thrills and Chills

AND

Haibun Monday
Walk with me down Memory Lane

DIFFERENT KINDS OF ABODE
Many of the houses are wooden. Some are mud houses with thatched roofs. The latter i find amazing. People live there in sunshine and rain.

My house is a wooden house. The steps are many to get from the fowl coop and the kitchen downstairs to the main house upstairs.
 
At the back of my house is brick house and from there the grunt of pigs can be heard as they slop the mush. 

The headteacher's  just before my house (as the house numbers dictate) is a brick house, even though there is a dirt oven downstairs and a wooden area for the animals.

the sad eyes of cows
chewing chewing chewing
late into the evening
© gillena cox 2021


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REVISIT
Tiny Candles - A Haibun
Eagle - A Haibun
Glass Stilletos - A Haibun

36 comments:

  1. ...Gillena, it looks like spring is in the air and I hope that you have a spring in your step. Take care and enjoy your day.

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  2. Happy you dropped by Tom

    Much💗love

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  3. So this is a memory of your house? The wooden one. Interesting that the headmaster had a brick house...indicative of his position and status? Interesting that the kitchen is downstairs and the main part of the house upstairs. This must be a rural area with the fowl coop? When you were little, did you play outside near the fowl coop and collect the eggs. One of the first houses we rented in our early married life was out in the country. The dirt drive into our house had our old house and some sheds on one side, and a barn and the pig stys on the other side. Depending on which way the wind blew, we had that pig smell in our house or else the fresh cut hay or grass smell. We loved living in the country. The first house we every bought was in the country and we could see cornfields around us for miles.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by to read mine, Lilian.

      Collecting eggs, going to cut watergrass for to feed the chickens and the pig smells from the neighbour were part of my growing up environment as well

      Much💗love

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  4. I love how you’ve written this through the eyes of you as a child, Gillena, and how the different kinds of houses tells us things about the inhabitants. I think the cows have got it right, ‘chewing chewing chewing late into the evening’.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Kim

      Much💗love

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  5. What a wonderful memory, and though it sounds poor it also seems so nice for a child growing up with those farm animals.

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  6. ☺Thanks for dropping by to read mine Bjön. Yup i grew up country and poor.

    Much💜love

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  7. I had to smile at your haibun. I never thought of a cow's eyes as being sad. They just seem contented to me! Cows and pigs are a part of my childhood memories too!

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  8. Thanks for your appreciation Bev

    Much💗love

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  9. Sounds like your home was central to the life flowing around and dependent upon your family's care, and vice versa.

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    1. We didnt have to buy chicken nor eggs ☺
      Happy you dropped by to read mine Lili

      Much💜love

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  10. Thank you for the poem and the stickers. Amazing Grace is a hymn I associate with your part of the world because they played it on the barefoot cruise we took every morning when they raised the sails.

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  11. Amazing Grace is quite popular at my church.
    Glad you dropped by Sallie

    Much💜love

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  12. Nice take on "farm living is the life for me"

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  13. This was a wonderful perspective Gillena. Life through a child’s eyes is yo view a special world.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Rob

      Much💜love

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  14. Gillena - the Lenten stickers are very inspirational. Words we have heard/read many times, but deeply powerful if we take the time to reflect on them. Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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  15. An interesting picture of your childhood. Animals and house in close quarters. A way of life that worked back then.

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  16. Indeed. Thanks gor dropping by Dwight

    Much 💜love

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  17. A beautifully atmospheric haibun, Gillena! You must have felt the pressure having the headteacher live so close by...

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    1. Before age 6, at that age no pressure. At that age no child cared where the headmaster lived ☺
      Thanks for dropping by Ingrid

      Much💜love

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  18. The mosaic is delightful to see for its design and inspirational words. A lovely walk back to your memory lane. You seem to have had rich experience in simple, natural setting.

    Yoko

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    1. Thanks for your apprdciation Yoko

      Much💜love

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  19. Hope you have a great day!
    take care!

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  20. Happy you dropped by Monica

    Much💜love

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  21. Lovely simple thoughts, neat as staircases. I love the animals and your descriptions.

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  22. Thanks for your appreciation

    Much💜love

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  23. Oh, dear blogfriend Gillena... I'm searching for you on MosaicMonday. It's better you give me a number like you do at least. But now... I'm here 🤗😅 and enjoyed reading.

    Stay healthy and well.

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  24. Happy you dropped by Erica

    Much💜love

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  25. Happy you dropped by Sara

    Much💜love

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  26. Thank you for the beautiful post Gillena. The first thing that popped out to me was "the Lord has promised good to me" AMEN honey
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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  27. Thanks for your appreciation Dawn

    Much💜love

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