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 Posted: Tue May 17th, 2011 11:33 pm
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Lydia is the woman who lived next door or down the street from you. Maybe just in the neighborhood. Someone saw her husband literally throw her threw the back screen door once. You may have talked about her w/friends but never really thought about her much. She had a certain reputation, not based on fact or first hand knowledge, but innuendo.

Life was against her from the beginning.

timmy

glad you liked the poem...

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 Posted: Tue May 17th, 2011 11:25 pm
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Sadly, b/c I knew he had throat cancer and people NEVER recover from throat cancer, I had Killer on my Death List and I am now in Second place.

My first game was at Met Stadium in 1967. I went w/my uncle who lived in Minneapolis. Dean Chance was pitching. Killebrew hit a HR in that game. I don't remember if the Twins won or lost, but I remember Killebrew.

I've been hooked on bb ever since. Even better than football.

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 Posted: Tue May 17th, 2011 09:30 pm
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Who was Lydia Small anyway?

The poem was great, BTW.

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 Posted: Tue May 17th, 2011 06:29 pm
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timmy,

With all due respect to Lydia Small, I request a Harmon Killebrew poem sometime.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/18/sports/baseball/harmon-killebrew-twins-hall-of-fame-slugger-dies-at-74.html?hp


best and you have my sympathies.

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 Posted: Tue May 17th, 2011 03:56 pm
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When her mother told her
at an early age
she should be different
things to different people,

Lydia Small took this advice
seriously; consequently,
wherever she went she held
out her red hands

kept thinking about the cost—
whether in sickness or in health—
of burial or cremation 

until it was too late  

Last edited on Tue May 17th, 2011 03:57 pm by timmy

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