Billie

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Billie Waller, 5 years old, 1920

My father would have been ninety-eight years old today.

In September, he’ll have been gone for thirty years.

It’s easier to imagine him as the child in this picture

than to imagine him at ninety-eight.

Of two things, however, I’m certain:

If here were here today,

his blue eyes would still be twinkling,

and

 he would still be making us laugh.

When the Music Stops

What happens when the music stops?

~The song lives on in our hearts.

guitar fingers by Bombardier - (CC BY 2.0) - via flickr
guitar fingers by Bombardier – (CC BY 2.0) – via flickr

To the memory of

Tom Brown Webb III

Tom Brown Webb IV

Suzanne Rader

Marlene Waller Linaweaver

Nell Hubbard Waller

Robert Vance Waller