Month: November 2017

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Senryu : Peeves

couples have their peeves he forgot to feed the bird! some things drive you nuts! senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere “Darn it, Winter! You forgot to feed the bird!” It’s in situations like this that […]

Senryu : Gremlin’s Journey

Gremlin Special crashed
mountain hid behind the clouds
only three survived

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

note: running out of time, almost midnight so no pic.  Was hoping to find a government one since it was a big event at the time but no luck on the National Archives catalog although I found a few WWII gremlin posters

Reading K Versus’s post about gremlins, I learned that during WWII pilots thought the little monsters were sent by their enemy to muck up the works.  The government even created propaganda posters against them.

Looking up gremlins, I came across this crash/survival story:

On May 13, 1945, a group of 24 military folks, mostly from the Maintenance Division, took an afternoon sightseeing trip over Baliem Valley in Western Papua Guinea on Gremlin Special,a Douglas C-47 Skytrain.  At that time, the maps marked the area unknown and the valley was nicknamed The Hidden Valley. 

senryu : friendsgiving

friends’ food gathering
turkey, pies, potatoes, greens

cheers to knowing you

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Went to a friendsgiving today and am so stuffed that I am dragging — ready for a nap. So today, no pic, just a quick senryu.

The friendsgiving was awesome. Old friends caught up, new friends were made.  Chatting, eating and sharing; what’s not to love.  Loved the outdoor fireplace too because Arizona night is getting a little chilly in my short-sleeve cotton shirt at 68°F (20°C).

For those who may not know:  Friendsgiving is celebrated just before or right after Thanksgiving, or even occasionally right on Thanksgiving. My first one in

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senryu : my sister & I

my sister and I five and three, so little then wonder what we thought senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere My sister sounded like she didn’t have this photograph so I went searching through mom’s pictures […]