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Infinite wisdom, time and space
Concepts man cannot embrace
Spirits and guides, to you implore
Follow, trust with them explore
Faith in the vastness sight unseen
Purpose, path, what does it mean?
Miracles happen every day
Inward turn, you’ll find your way.
Sixteen years ago I wrote the following lighthearted poem in honor of my husband Roger and two friends, Roger and Mike, who raced our sailboat in the 1998 National Catalina Race held in Westbrook, Connecticut. They took first for the tall rig division in all three races. Yes, readers, the sailboat’s name was Sloopy, the inspiration for the fictional 36 foot sloop that Liz and Garret live aboard in Murder in Mystic, Murder in Newport and Two Headed Snake of Key West. Our Sloopy was fast and my husband could make a mighty Margarita.
I am sharing this with you in memory of my husband, who passed away on July 1, 2014. Sail on, my captain.
The pressure was on
To win a glass cup
Each silently prayed
He wouldn’t screw up
The guy thing, you know
Machismo, at best
The challenge would come
They’d be put to the test
The good Lord was laughing
As they hoisted the main.
These three would need blessings,
And more, it was plain
Wine made from water
Was easy for sure,
But Roger, Mike, Roger
Three races endure?
The task was immense
But these were nice guys
He raised His arms up
And Sloopy did rise.
She raced to the finish
Three bullets to boot
Miracles do happen.
There’s proof in the loot.
The lesson each learned,
To celebrate life
Believe in oneself
Be good to your wife.
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Time for Summer thoughts and Garret’s Famous Key Lime Margarita
Fresh squeezed juice of 6 Key Limes
1 jigger of silver tequila
1 jigger of Triple Sec
1 jigger of Rose’s lime juice
Shake vigorously. Pour over ice.
Float ½ jigger of Grand Marnier on top
Enjoy! Repeat as needed!
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