Off to Miriam's to attend her "Tea",
with my old cronies, 'Cat' and me.
Scoured closets for clothes to wear,
powdered my face, patted my hair.
Grabbed my keys and out the door,
to meet the 'girls' at half past four.
Bought a teensy gift of wine,
for Miriam's nightcap at half past nine.
Teas and cakes adorn the table,
Edith's there and so is Mabel.
Formosa Oolong, Mocha Dream,
English Breakfast, Pumpkin Cream.
"Why not pop the cabernet?
(Unless you'd rather have Earl Grey?)"
A couple rounds and then it's 'spent',
which set the tone of this event.
"Bring another, dear", we said,
and one appeared from 'neath the bed.
Fits of giggles, fits of grins,
old photos spring from muffin tins.
Talk about the days gone by,
Shelly has always felt herself to be a right-brained person in a left-brained world. Thirty of her years has been devoted to planning and scheduling large projects for construction, aerospace, transportation and energy in many parts of the country to keep the rent or mortgage paid and food on the table. For some strange reason, her humor got the best of her and she was always asked to do underground cartoons and caricatures to document events or comical situations.
She began her art early when her parents stuck the hyperactive three-year-old in the back of the family car with pad and pencil and told her to “Shut up and draw!” She has been drawing, painting and doodling since she's been old enough to drag a cat around and keep her...
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