Wow, some great advice here! I love that last line! You continue to knock them out of the park every day! I will be back later, probably much later, with mine!
Go, Lizzy! These are cool people, your relatives. Real or not, they are real. And I am a little scared for tomorrow. Hug. xx
"Pa's Lament"And so her ma dresses her upall pretty-likein that sunsuitand ruffled bonnetand sets her downin front of me,"Ain't she pretty, Patake her picture!"And of coursei smileand put the camerato my eyeand try to capturethat cowlickthe stubborn smileand those dimpled kneesall the whilethinking aboutsun-parched cropseconomic downturnunsavory neighborsand world warswondering howher pa canpossibly protectall that sweetnessfrom the world'shard.(C) Carol Wilcox, 2016
I tried to get Pa's voice. I tried to write Mama and Papa in two voices. I had to settle for Lizzy's letter-to-my-younger-self.
I would hardly call that settling! I loved this one!