Wonder Wench Writes

There are some things a Louie-Louie Lad can do to your emotions that are very difficult to put into words … for me, anyway … DC9s, for instance, in the midst of Dick’s lovin’ touch story about ,“Winter” … and a reminder that I once said “like popcorn in the sun”…(It’s in the podcast this week.)

 But then a daughter by marriage who has become … a true piece of my heart … does something as simple as sending flowers “just because” and the world turns into rainbows.

 She calls to be sure we are both okay and then insists I tell her truly how I am doing so she can smile with her voice and then laugh with me at her father’s antics.  She’s the one who came when I was in the hospital and kept her father sane.   Brought Wes with her and held my hands and smiled at me (although I don’t remember) and thought it was a big joke when I apparently woke up enough to say to poor Wes, “Who the hell are you?”

 She cares about all her siblings and does her best to help each and every one whenever they need her.  She traveled 300 miles with little funds because a brother was sick and then defied the hospital NOT to take him.  (He had no insurance, but they took him.)

 As a talented and successful artist, she works hard to be sure people have the right colors and the right accessories for what they want … and then casually paints a picture of the sea on our wall for me to marvel at how wonderful her talent really is.  She just DOES it!

 But she calls ME to see how I am.  She calls ME when she doesn’t feel good.  She calls ME to ask about a dentist … to find out what to do about … she calls me, and I am so honored that she cares that I could stand on a rooftop and shout at the entire world, “This is my daughter!”

 There are some things that are hard to put into words. So just…thank you, Kris

6 Responses to “Wonder Wench Writes”

  1. Mike says:

    I remeber the first time I bought my Sweetheart flowers for no reason, except that I loved her. She looked at me with her loving blue eyes ans asked “What did you do?”…

    Then she gave me a big kiss, and then got use to the idea!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Don Miller says:

    Lady Wonder Wench, Dick, and Louie, Louie his own bad self and chief mustard cutter of the Louie, Louie Generation. I write this with a heavy heart. I just got off the phone with my Mom and she gave me some bad news. My Dad has been in the hospital with cancer, yes the big “C”. It seems his time is drawing near.

    We may have had our differences, he is a good man. I got to talk to him the other day and we talked about all the good times we had together. But most important I told him I loved him. Three words, three simple words. Why do we have that much trouble saying them? I know, I don’t have the answer but at least I sucked it up and said them. He was alert at the time and could understand them. Now he doesn’t even know a neighbor who did my Mom a favor and picked up some papers the she needed.

    Why is it we can put a man on the moon, but we can’t seem to get a handle on cancer? All the technology around us and children and adults are dying from it.

    Lady Wonder Wench I do apologize for put a dark pall over your piece, seeing as, you Dick and everyone else have helped me in the past, I felt you should know what’s happening because I consider you all friends.

    My Dad has given the last full measure.

    With respects,


  3. Sheri says:

    This is to Don Miller… Don I know the pain you are going thru. I lost my mother to cancer in 1998. She was first diagnosed with it in October of 1985, and we thought she had beat it. When it came back 13 years later, it was very aggressive. I lived a little over 300 miles away, and made many short trips back and forth. At the end, I was there more than I was at my own home. I had many friends to help me, and a work that was wonderful. I remember telling my mom many times that it was ok to go, and I even remember her asking me to forgive her for not wanting to fight any longer. My mother and I didn’t have a good relationship, but I put all that aside and told her I loved her, and that I didn’t have any bad feelings against her for not wanting to not fight anymore, and that I knew she had done the best she could do in everything she had done.

    This week I had all this hit home real hard when my dad was rushed to the hospital after having a heart attack… seems he had had one a few days early, but didn’t think it was bad enough to go to the hospital. When they got him to the hospital, they found that he had an infection around his heart, and in his urinary tract, the top part of his heart was beating 2 times faster than the bottom part and would not stay in any kind of rhythm. Fortunately, they were able to get things under control, and he should be going home tonight. Only this time I live almost a thousand miles from him, and with the worst winter weather in decades to hit his area, I was not able to go home.

    We all know our parents are going to die one day, it’s a part of life. But no one, no where tells you how it’s gonna make you feel.

    Talk to you dad as much as you can, even if he doesn’t know it’s you. Tell him you love him, and tell your mom too. You won’t every get over this, but you will get thru it. It’s not going to be easy, and there will be times you don’t think you can, but you will. Sending hugs thru Dick & Lady Wonder Wench… ((((((((((Don))))))))))

  4. Betsy says:

    LWW, when I was about 10 I read a book where someone gave her friend a present for no particular reason and she called it a “for instance” present. Don and Sherri, my thoughts are with you and your fathers. It’s a difficult time.

  5. Don says:

    At 1:25 today I was notified my Father passed on. Dick you, Lady Wonder Wench and Louie were wonderful. Sheri and Betsy you also I thank you for sharing with me it helped a lot.
    I thank all who were hold us in their thoughts.


  6. Betsy says:

    Don, I am just seeing this. So sorry for your loss. I want to share some quotes I saw the other day re grief.

    ” A death has occurred and everything is changed by this event. We are painfully aware that life can never be the same again; that yesterday is over; that relationships once rich have ended; but there is another way to look upon this truth. If life went on the same without the presence of the one who has died, we could only conclude that the life we here remember made no contribution, filled no space, meant nothing. The fact that this individual left behind a place that cannot be filled is a high tribute to this individual. Life can be the same after a trinket has been lost, but never after the loss of a treasure.” Paul Iron And this….” We cannot lose the ones we love for even when they’re gone, we feel their gentle presence in the hush of every dawn. We see them in the sunlight what makes the day so bright, in the flowers of the springtime and in the stars at night. We cannot lose the ones we love, for they will always stay in all that’s bright and beautiful around us day by day.” Graham And one more Don, I hope these have helped if just a bit….. “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose, all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” Helen Keller