Family Values

by Carl Palmer


It made me feel good to see the family,
mother, father, son and daughter
sitting  together on the spread blanket at the park
heads bowed around their picnic lunch, a tradition
of saying grace before the meal not often seen,

when they all look up at the same time, laugh and
point at the tweet just received on their iPhones.

Carl “Papa” Palmer of Old Mill Road in Ridgeway, VA now lives in University Place, WA.  He is retired military, retired FAA and now just plain retired: without wristwatch, cell phone alarm clock or Face book friend. Carl, Hospice volunteer and president of The Tacoma Writers Club, is a Pushcart Prize and Micro Award nominee.     

Copyright 2018, Carl Palmer

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