Willie’s Back In School

Willie had been out of school for more than a month. During that time, Willie, his mom and his sisters moved in with me. Changes that were easier because this is Willie’s first home. Willie had not wanted to return to school, so I was concerned with the transition. He’d never been out of school for more than 2 weeks, now he’d have a new bus driver and a new bus aide. Willie stood at the door and said he wanted to go on a plane and go to school. But then I guess he thought about it. He decided … Continue reading Willie’s Back In School

cees-odd-ball-photo-challenge

http://ceenphotography.com/2015/09/20/cees-odd-ball-photo-challenge-2015-week-38/ I always enjoy Cee’s challenges, always commit to entering them…never follow through…well this week I’m already at my computer and ‘not’ writing as usual. Thank you Cee, for the inspiration. Here are my photos for your post… Willie and his magnifying glass. A moth’s visit. Reflections at a car window. The Eiffel tower is my phone case. Dueling cats. Siblings, Blondie and Chip. No one was hurt. The creature in the remnants of a cocoa cup. Continue reading cees-odd-ball-photo-challenge

Another Outing & At Home With Willie

It’s been a while since Willie and I took off. Big changes took place. Willie is now living in his first home. He calls it Granny’s house. He has no interest in going to his old house, so this was an easy transition. He already calls the room he sleeps in, “my room.” Tomorrow will be Willie’s first day back to school after more than a month off. He had a 3 week vacation, and then over a week to get a new bus. Willie had been saying “I don’t want to go to school” nearly every morning of his … Continue reading Another Outing & At Home With Willie

Outings With Willie

A few weeks ago, my grandson Willie and I went on a fairly long walk around our neighborhood. It was nice and uneventful, and because we didn’t use a bus or other transportation, there was a bit of control. Well, on Monday, we left that control behind. Willie asked to go for a walk, so we did. Our first stop, as usual, was the playground.  He slid, on the slide. Then he wanted to go up to the sky on the see-saw.  Willie wanted to stay on the see-saw, but it was too much sun. I asked him where he … Continue reading Outings With Willie

You Don’t Have To Be Mobile To Move Someone

I have a friend named Michael, he’s a quadriplegic, and he leads a remarkable life. Though mute, and blind in one eye, Michael taps out short stories, directs photo shoots and prints out the pictures. All this he does with Morse Code and his chin to a switch. There are dozens of abbreviations in his head for sentences, phrases and paragraphs. He creates these, and puts them in his computer to use for communicating with others. His computer is his voice. Michael burns CDs to give as Christmas presents, birthday presents and just being nice to someone presents. He then goes a step further … Continue reading You Don’t Have To Be Mobile To Move Someone

Stealing Cars

I don’t have a driver’s license, never had one, but I steal cars as if it’s my job. My camera is my accomplice. We see them, we have to capture the image. . A Volkswagen in a nearly deserted parking lot, looked good in red. I glanced around, I saw no one. We stole it, my camera and I. Too many cars here. I drive a little, but not enough to get out of a tight space. My camera, however, can get into almost any space. This one tried to hide, We found it, we stole it. One car thought it … Continue reading Stealing Cars