Friday, July 02, 2010





*********HAIKU MY HEART FRIDAY*********








i visited my dad at the VA Nursing home yesterday and was very fortunate to hear this beautiful song sung for a throng of veterans, most sitting in wheel chairs. My visits are very bittersweet every time I go! The little man sitting in front of my dad, mom and me kept hitting me with his wheel chair just a little at a time and as every tune ended he would move it back just a little til just about to the end of the program, he was sitting right beside us! I watched him as he would wipe a tear from his eye and look at it. Then, after each song had ended he would sneak a glance at me and smile. One man could not bear to stay and listen to the singers, he cryed uncontrollably til' they had to wheel him away completely. I wonder what these veteran's storys are....... what made this man start crying as soon as the singing started?! Was his wife in a chOIr? was it the first song that reminded him of something?!!I'm falling in love with all of them, even the obnoxious one who yells and rants!!!One waved to his buddy as he came walking with his walker, soOOOOo glad to see him, holding out his chair and then patting him on the back after he sat down. I about lost it right then but held back tears and we all really enJOYED the choir.It consisted of 2 older men, 6 older ladies with white blouses, blue pants and a crocheted red rose like a corsage pinned onto their blouses and the piano man was GRAND, not his piano but his playing!!! I HOPE YOU AND YOURS have a WONDERFUL BLESSED 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION!!!

I joined in to Rebecca's HAIKU MY HEART FRIDAY! Won't YOU join us too?!!GO here to JOIN********


Blogger Delphyne said...

Happy 4h of July - and what a wonderful haiku!

4:10 PM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

dear cro,
you are the best story teller.
thank you for taking me with you every step of the way.
tender. these moments. these men..this life...


4:38 PM  
Blogger Caya-Papaya said...

Happy fourth to you too! Loved your story- especially as the daughter of a veteran as well:-)

9:00 PM  
Blogger deb did it said...

I love your singing Haiku!!

6:43 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Happy 4th to you!!...wonderful story of you and your dad.

7:25 AM  
Blogger jabblog said...

Very appropriate for the date. Happy 4th to all across the pond :-)

11:19 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I love the way you have done your Haiku and decorated with stars. Your story made me smile and is really sweet and moving.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Vedrana M. said...

:) dear friend, i'm sending you hugs &kisses!!!!! i've been thinking about, V

p.s. my new blog

12:20 PM  
Blogger rebecca said...

please tell my darling cro,
that all is ell with you on this lovely day.

so looking forward to posting mr.linky this afternoon and catching your my heart net.


7:09 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

Cinda, this place is just screaming for documentation. Videos. Interviews. Stills. Omigosh, what a fantastic personal account you could create of their lives.

1:54 PM  

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