May 14, 2013

May Welcome Message

May Welcome Message

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It’s May 13, 2013, and I am just now writing my May Welcome Message.

April was spent cleaning out my upstairs. I sorted through preschool toys for clearance from our home—holding onto a few for sentimentality and to have something in the even we have young guests, sorting out games, cleaning out closets and drawers. I still have one closet and shelves containing boxes of pictures, but otherwise the upstairs is the best it’s ever been.

I also continued my writing, working on my novel and posting on CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS. Because I have a book-under-construction reading coming up in May I selected three chapters to work diligently on. I found myself researching mountaineering, Pamola—the Indian god of Mt. Katahdin in Maine, and bald eagles.

We had several nice days which allowed us to start our garden, bit by bit. I have snow peas, Swiss chard, lettuce, and kale sprouting in both the garden and in large pots.

At the end of the month I received a call from my surrogate daughter, Kathleen. Her19-year-old niece, Laken, was T-boned by a tri-axle truck and clinging to life. We packed up and drove to Buffalo to offer her support. Sorrowfully, Laken didn’t make it. Her last gift was the donation of vital organs so others might live.

On our way home we stopped in Slippery Rock to deal with a vacant apartment. Upon our arrival back home we had to play catch-up and deal with prescheduled activities. It’s now mid-May. In spite of the cold weather I hope you all are reaping the benefits of the coming summer, when you will soon be complaining that it’s too hot.

I extend a welcome to my new subscribers and to my new readers. Please continue to enjoy reading the posts on CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS. I invite readers to subscribe to CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS and I invite any and all comments (barring spam).

Carolyn Cornell Holland



  1. Ahhh, spring cleaning.~/ Been doing a little of that chore. So sorry about Laken. But what a blessing she gave to others…

    Comment by merry — May 14, 2013 @ 9:22 pm

  2. I am also sorry to hear about the passing of Laken. Spring is finally reaching Wisconsin. Yesterday morning it was 32 degrees. This afternoon it was 91. We still have the gardening and cleaning chores to do.

    Comment by Kurt — May 14, 2013 @ 9:41 pm

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