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1/6/2019 9:25:00 AM
2019 Has Arrived
Written December 30, 2018

Judge Rembert
Guest Columnist


Took a year to arrive...
Did not sneak up on us...
It will spend 365 days...
It too will then be gone...

What we do with it will...
Will for the most part...
Be up to us...
But there will be laughter...
There will be tears...
There will be sunshine...
There will be rain...
Maybe even snow...



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The older we get the more we see...
The more we see time...
The more we appreciate time...
As a child time often is wished away...
Wishing to be older...
Wishing to be free of rules...
Wishing to grow up...

As we age we wish to use time...
Use it better...
Build good memories...
Age brings with it more memories...
Good memories of times spent...

May we all had the good luck in 2019...
Good luck to spend 365 days building...
Building good memories...
Storing laughter and warmth...
Laughter that will bring us smiling...
Smiling into 2020...
Cause yes folks 2019 will only be here
365 days...
And it too will be gone...

--More About Judge Rembert: WWII made Judge an only child when her half-brother was killed in the war. She lived in a tiny town in South Carolina until she was eight and her Mother went to work. She was sent to a boarding school in Belmont, N.C. From that time on she has lived back and forth in the two Carolinas. They are both home. She was born dyslexic and did not know what the problem was or that it had a name until she was about 45. She was unable to spell so she never put words on paper until she was 65 and had a computer with spell check. She comes from a long line of story tellers and a Mother that taught her much by telling stories. Stories about people and how they faced life and how they dealt with problems. If you read what she writes you may hear her Mother and her Grandmother talking to her. She is thrilled to know that anyone reads her words and finds them interesting. Oh, she is 75 now and she now makes her home in Aiken, S.C. If you like Judge’s writings or would like to comment on them let her know by emailing judgerembert@bellsouth.net


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