“Our childhood memories are often fragments, brief moments or encounters, which together form the scrapbook of our life.”

The rain started just as I was getting my newspaper. It lasted maybe five minutes, but the weather report says rainy day with a high of 63˚. The sun has been in and out the last couple of minutes. I’m rooting for a sunny day. My psyche needs it.

My covid circle is a dog and two cats though I don’t really think I can count Gwen. She’s never downstairs or at least never when I’m awake. Right now both cats and the dog are upstairs sleeping. My circle has collapsed.

I lose track of the days of the week. Today feels like a Saturday but then so did yesterday.

The only chore left is laundry. The old apple basket I use for laundry is by the cellar door so I have to walk around it on my way to the kitchen. I figure in time I’ll tired of walking around it and do the laundry or I’ll run out of clothes, whichever comes first.

Today I am a mess. My right eye was itchy on Sunday. I rubbed it so much it turned red, and it stayed red into yesterday. Today my eye socket is red, and my eye is almost swollen shut. It hurts when I touch it which is prompting the old chestnut, “Well, don’t touch it!” If it gets worse during the day, I’ll think about getting it checked.

When I was a kid, our family doctor’s house was right beside the entrance to the schoolyard. His son also went to St. Pat’s. He was a year younger, my brother’s age. I remember him because of his ears. They stuck out and elicited comments like can you fly with those ears or, my personal favorite, your car doors are open. One September he came back to school with a bandage around his ears from his chin to his head. He looked like Marley. He had had surgery to pull back his ears. He couldn’t fly after that. That’s one of my odd memories.

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2 Comments on ““Our childhood memories are often fragments, brief moments or encounters, which together form the scrapbook of our life.””

  1. Rowen Says:

    The two country offerings do what country does so well.

    Sorry to hear that your eye is giving you trouble.

    • katry Says:

      Rowen,
      I always say I don’t like country, but that’s not totally true. I like old time country.

      My eye is the result of an allergy says the eye doctor.


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