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.



You are so aloof.

No one touches you –

            Unless –

You meow, “Yes!”

I love you, cat!

You breathe so heavily –

            Lie down and sleep.

Don’t hold your head

            So high.

Others can keep watch –


Maybe I.

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.

B. Lou...the reason we're walking!
B. Lou…the reason we’re walking!

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