CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

May 19, 2013

WP Daily Prompt: Helping Hand: A Handwritten Letter

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS
WP DAILY PROMPT:

HELPING HAND: A HANDWRITTEN LETTER

The WordPress daily prompt for today, May 8, 2013 is Tell us about the most surprising helping hand you’ve ever received.

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Perhaps it isn’t the most surprising helping hand I’ve ever received. However, it is the first thought that comes to my mind.

The helping hand was one holding a pen, writing a letter, putting it in an envelope, stamping it and mailing it.

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The letter dropped on the floor through our old-fashioned mail-slot. My husband Monte picked up the mail that day and handed me several pieces of mail. I sat down on the stairs to open it.

Davis was the name on the return address of one envelope.

Darn, I thought. “I just submitted my article on the Davis’s 50th wedding anniversary. The information in this letter had better be good if I am to recall the article and amend it.”

I slit open the flap and two pieces of paper fell out. This letter didn’t concern the newspaper article. It was from my father’s cousin in Florida and most likely contained something about my family genealogy.

I opened up one sheet. It was a genealogy, but I noticed the more recent section had more names on it than what I already had. What I read changed my perception of who I was and where I lived.

“Monte,” I said. “Bob is playing a trick on me.”

“Oh?” he questioned.

“Yes. Somehow he (more…)

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May 24, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: HANDS

Last year I participated in the wordPress postaday challenge. In February they added a postaweek photo challenge. They are continuing this year, and I couldn’t resist the following:

Last year I participated in the wordPress postaday challenge. In February they added a postaweek photo challenge. They are continuing this year, and I couldn’t resist the following:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands

Hands.  Hands can be instrumental in a photo – they emphasis, they hide, they reveal. They can be the star of the show, or just a prop to help the main attraction stand out better. In this photo, this hand was what kept me between life and death as I walked down a rickety metal staircase on the side of a cliff down to the beach. I was glad for that hand and I’m glad I captured the moment, too.

Share a picture that has a HAND in it with everyone! 

Three generations of women:

Okay. Here is one, but a I’ll post a collection of hands photos (all photos are copywritten):

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