Martin Connors's Blog – December 2011 Archive (6)

Christmas Day 2011

I never thought that I would, in my life time, making a grave blanket for my son.  He helped me make the ones for my mom - picking out decorations, cutting the wire or tying it to the branch stems from the trimmings. If time permitted he drove with me to my mom's grave and keep me…


Added by Martin Connors on December 25, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Christmas Mourning

The presents are placed under the tree,

An empty spot where your gifts were to be

Christmas lights twinkle in the tree,…


Added by Martin Connors on December 25, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

Tim's Grave Blanket Complete 12-23-11 @ 5:45 PM

Added by Martin Connors on December 23, 2011 at 6:49pm — 2 Comments

Where Are You Christmas?

Christmas 2011 is nearly here.  The presents are wrapped and stowed away until Santa comes and lays them under the tree on Christmas Eve while the dance of sugar plum fairies commences in the dreams of my daughters.  The tree is up, decorated and lit – each ornament has an origin.  Some received on the advent of one of the kids first Christmas; others as gifts to each one of…


Added by Martin Connors on December 18, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Trying on Wings

Added by Martin Connors on December 11, 2011 at 12:26am — No Comments

A Father-Son Chat July 26, 1995

So I sat on this stool, on July 26, 1995 sometime about 9:30 PM, holding this little human-being as he suckled on the nursing bottle. I told him how his mother and I met, how we came to living together, how much I loved her. I made promises to him that only a daddy can promise.  I told him how he came to be, and what happened some nine months or so before his birth.

Nick Delassandro owned a small diner and was huge part of the Ventnor City community. The whole beach community…


Added by Martin Connors on December 4, 2011 at 1:47am — No Comments

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