On Sunday’s I’m posting poetry written by my mother-in-law, Bettie Lou. Writing poetry was a form of therapy after losing her husband and then her youngest son in 1985.


Where is my well?

Where does the Spirit dwell?

Why don’t you lift the ache from my heart?

Why don’t you take my cold, clammy hands

            And make them warm and useful?

You’ve done that in the past, you know.

Why do you leave me alone?

Is it that I’m tough and can handle it –


Is it that pride is closing you out?


Bettie Lou died in February, 2010 from Alzheimer’s disease. We’ve organized a team to participate in this year’s Memory Walk on Saturday, September 7th to raise funds for research and awareness of Alzheimer’s in her honor. If you would like to donate, please visit Team B. Lou.

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