If You Are Lucky © ~ by Katrina Curtiss 5/3/21

If You Are Lucky © ~ by Katrina Curtiss 5/3/21
Sofia and Grandmother 7/11/2016

If you are lucky in this life, You might find a friend or two. If you are lucky in this life, Someone walks next to you. If you are lucky, your heart is light and your pockets are always full. If you are lucky, few times in life will you…

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Orphan Bandits ~ Katrina Curtiss 4/22/21

Orphan Bandits ~ Katrina Curtiss 4/22/21
Curtiss Kids In Front Of Our Garage 4/1966

There’s a band of orphan bandits that roam across this earth, Having been left, by the ones they knew at birth. By choice, by death, by whatever means, they find themselves alone, With broken hearts and bandaged souls, together they do roam. They know each other when they look deep…

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Basura Gives Sofia An Easter Basket ~ Katrina Curtiss 4/3/2021

Basura Gives Sofia An Easter Basket ~ Katrina Curtiss 4/3/2021
Basura And Easter 4/3/2021

Basura Cat has quite a surprise, For Miss Sofia, when she opens her eyes. She made a basket full of Easter candy, To make Sofia’s day special and dandy. Chocolate eggs and sugar galore, With a blue bunny, who could ask for more? Basura wanted to say, “I love you,…

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Aunt Katrina ~ by Katrina Curtiss 3/11/2021

I think it’s the most wondrous thing, When I hear my telephone start to ring. “Aunt Katrina” is how they start, It’s like an arrow straight into my heart. To know that when they have a choice, They chose to hear the sound of my voice. I quote their Grandmother…

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Christmas 2020 ~ Katrina Curtiss 12/25/2020 1:42pm San Antonio, Texas

Christmas 2020 ~ Katrina Curtiss 12/25/2020 1:42pm San Antonio, Texas
Surprise Christmas Lasagna from our neighbor Karen 12:25:2020

Coffee by my bed this morning, presented by the Elf On The Shelf. Morning walk with Sofia around the neighborhood, smiling, waving shouts of “Merry Christmas” to strangers we meet. Back home, reaching out to those we love, miss, cherish. Chocolate bars surprise for our neighbors. Masks on, tossing chocolate, scurrying…

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The Silence Between The Gifts ~ Katrina Curtiss ~ Dec. 25, 2020 ~ 4:35am/39 degrees.

The Silence Between The Gifts ~ Katrina Curtiss ~ Dec. 25, 2020 ~ 4:35am/39 degrees.
Me and my brother, Danny ~ Ohio Christmas (circa 1960s)

Sitting in silence, this early Christmas morning with Basura Cat sleeping upon my lap. I find myself wondering if all pet owners sit in uncomfortable positions for extended periods of time so they don't wake them up. It's an odd Christmas this year, no tree, no turkey, no gatherings due…

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The Christmas Cello ~ Katrina Curtiss 12/24/2020

The Christmas Cello ~ Katrina Curtiss 12/24/2020
The Christmas Cello 12 24 2020

It’s a quiet Christmas Eve morning, Sofia doing her thing, me, mine, Basura Cat sleeping in the windowsill. A text from my adopted family, “Are you busy?” First thought was about seeing anyone during the Pandemic, during the season of gathering. First a stop by my adopted nieces, the girls…

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Christmas Memories ~ Katrina Curtiss 12/23/2020

Christmas Memories ~ Katrina Curtiss 12/23/2020
Mom Christmas Day 1977

I suspect that I am not alone, getting lost in memories at this time of the year. Here are some of my fondest of Christmases gone past. My mom loved Christmas, we’d clean and cook and spend the day with family and friends, stomping snow off their boots and settling…

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In The Blink Of An Eye ~ Katrina Curtiss 12/19/2020

In The Blink Of An Eye ~ Katrina Curtiss 12/19/2020
My Canoe To The Other Side 12:19:2020

If we could get in a canoe and travel one hour to the other side to see those no longer seen, it would be the greatest gift of this holiday season. In The Blink Of An Eye ~ Katrina Curtiss 12/19/2020 They say that life can change in the “blink…

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All I Wanted For Christmas Was A Drum ~ Katrina Curtiss 12/15/2020

All I Wanted For Christmas Was A Drum ~ Katrina Curtiss 12/15/2020
The Little Drummer Girl 12 15 2020

One year when I was young, all I wanted for Christmas was a drum. My mom said, “Only boys play the drums.” My argument was that Karen Carpenter of The Carpenters played the drums. My mom refused to budge on her belief, which sent me to the street to play…

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