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A Father’s Day Photo   6 comments

Katie & David & Me artA Father’s Day Photo (Early 1980’s, Katie, Kenne David and Me)

Blessed with two beautiful children, I’m now blessed with three beautiful grandchildren. 

Children I adore
Blessed with more than I deserve
One lucky father.

— kenne

Posted June 17, 2018 by kenneturner in Family, Information

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Remembering Turner On His 76th   6 comments

(Click on any of the tiled images for larger in a slide format.)

Thomas Robert Turner, May 23, 1942 – November 13, 2014
I love you, Bobby!

And death shall have no dominion.
Dead man naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
Under the windings of the sea
They lying long shall not die windily;
Twisting on racks when sinews give way,
Strapped to a wheel, yet they shall not break;
Faith in their hands shall snap in two,
And the unicorn evils run them through;
Split all ends up they shan’t crack;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
No more may gulls cry at their ears
Or waves break loud on the seashores;
Where blew a flower may a flower no more
Lift its head to the blows of the rain;
Though they be mad and dead as nails,
Heads of the characters hammer through daisies;
Break in the sun till the sun breaks down,
And death shall have no dominion.

— Dylan Thomas

Click On Tom’s Celebration pdf

Richard Burton Reading, And Death Shall Have No Dominion

Try On Your Lens of Celebration   1 comment

poudre-river-wildflowers-1-of-1-14-blogMy daughter Kate and grandson Kenne Jaxon — Image by kenne

Each week I get an image, like a postcard from Dewitt Jones. His images are inspiring, and his voice is my voice. So, I share his TEDx with you — enjoy. — kenne

Photo Archive   Leave a comment

Granddad Art II blogGranddad with New Born Granddaughter, Katelyn (September 24, 2003) 

I was going through my photo archives today and updated the first photo with Katelyn.

Make me an angel
My grandchild bundle of joy
I held her up close.

— kenne

Kingwood, Texas Neighborhood Deals with Flooding From Harvey   2 comments

Kingwood (1 of 1)-6 blog IIA Flooded Neighborhood Grocery in Kingwood, Texas — Image by kenne 

We are here in Kingwood, Texas staying with one of our children, Jill, and grandson James in Kingwood, Texas, which is part of Houston. It flooding down in Houston, and unless you are on a mountain top disconnected from the social media world, this is not news to you. Record amounts have rain has fallen causes massive flooding, even in places that have never flooded.

Thousands of people are flooded out of the homes, and many have no place to go. Many of these people are those who are bearly able to get by on a daily basis. Many are the people who do our dirty work.

“Who’s gonna build your wall boys?
Who’s gonna mow your lawn?
Who’s gonna cook your Mexican food
When your Mexican maid is gone?

Who’s gonna wax the floors tonight
Down at the local mall?
Who’s gonna wash your baby’s face?
Who’s gonna build your wall?”

— Tom Russell

Today I spent part of my day driving through parts of Kingwood, a planned community where poor young Hispanics would not be able to afford to live. Yet, one-third of the Houston population is Hispanic, some of which may not be here legally. Regardless, without many of this population; Who would be doing our dirty-work? Who will help clean up Houston after Harvey? I was thinking about this question and its answer today during my drive when I saw a large group of people coming out of a local grocery store that had been flooded. 

— kenne

 

 

 

GoodBye   Leave a comment

Meadow Triail Hike 07-23-12Bye-Bye — Image by kenne

“The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye,
the story of love is hello and goodbye…until we meet again” 

― Jimi Hendrix

Posted August 1, 2017 by kenneturner in Family, Information, Inspiration, Photography, Quote

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To One of Our Grandchildren, Kenne Jaxon   1 comment

Kenne Jaxon Bailey 2014_2014 09 13_0092 blog IIKenne Jaxon (September 13, 2014) — Image by kenne

Good and Bad Children

Children, you are very little,
And your bones are very brittle;
If you would grow great and stately,
You must try to walk sedately.

You must still be bright and quiet,
And content with simple diet;
And remain, through all bewildering,
Innocent and honest children.

Happy hearts and happy faces,
Happy play in grassy places–
That was how in ancient ages,
Children grew to kings and sages.

But the unkind and the unruly,
And the sort who eat unduly,
They must never hope for glory–
Theirs is quite a different story!

Cruel children, crying babies,
All grow up as geese and gabies,
Hated, as their age increases,
By their nephews and their nieces.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

 

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