Humble Summer

small town 826763_80479356(As a little girl, I had the pleasure of spending summer weeks with my Grandma and Grandpa in Humble, Texas.  I was one of thirteen grandchildren.  Grandpa had each of us convinced that we were his personal favorite.  Those dreamy visits provide the impetus for countless discussions, cherished collections, and beloved recipes.)


I have arrived!

My parental escorts deposit me in this candy land

Without understanding of my full value

Unappreciated in my hometown

Adored in this alternate reality


I am Grandpa’s favorite chollywoggler

There is none beside me

An entire year spent in preparation for my return

An entire season given over for the visit of a little girl

My treasured Humble summer