Tuesday, March 27, 2012


On March 16, Dayton wrote his post about the support that he gets from his wife. In his post on Sunday, Charles resigned from NovelSpaces to free up his time to focus on family issues. I thought that I would round March out with a family dedication of my own.

This week I had the distinct pleasure of writing a poem with my dad. This was something we did since I was a child, Sunday afternoons whiled away giggling ourselves silly while we composed alternate lyrics for songs. Nothing was sacred and "Weird Al" Yankovic had nothing on us. We haven't done it for a long time; teenage years, college, marriage, babies meant not so much time for giggling until last week when I challenged him to fix a poem I was writing to include in a book of short stories. He rose to the challenge brilliantly and I cannot wait to release that book with both of our names on the cover.


Charles Gramlich said...

That's very cool. Brought a smile to me.

Lynn Emery said...

I love that story! Makes me sigh and remember my daddy. I'd love to hear some of those creations you two came up with.

One of my family traditions - my older brother and I call every year to sing happy birthday to each other; we make up crazy lyrics and sing them in different styles. We've done imitations of a delta blues blues man, Vegas loung lizard, rap versions and even gospel LOL Yeah, we're nutty.

Lynn Emery said...
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William Doonan said...

Sorry to see Charles go. I'm a regular reader and have been enjoying the novel posts.

Are you looking for someone to fill in? I'd be happy to contribute. I write mostly mysteries. My new archaeological mystery - American Caliphate is newly released from Oak Tree Press, and I blog about mummies.

Would love to hear from you!

William Doonan

Carol Mitchell said...

Lynn, Nutty is very cool.

William, we will all miss Charles. I will pass on your offer to the administrators.


Liane Spicer said...

Carol, what a great story! My dad is the original writer in our family too. I take after him - down to the grammar police tendencies! He'a also the family orator but I hate public speaking, so the genes didn't pan out there. :D

Liane Spicer said...

William, we will certainly miss Charles. Thank you for your offer to fill the gap. I'll e-mail you. :)