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5/3/2020 12:01:00 AM
Did You Ever Wonder "Why?"
Written April 29, 2020

Judge Rembert
Guest Columnist


Well now that is a good question...
She was a keeper...
Keeper of stuff...
People laughed at her...
But she laughed back...
Back every time someone was in need...
In need of something she had...

She was often ask, “Why”...
“Why do you have this? “
She was single and handy...
Handy with tools and things...




Every day is an adventure...
You know the wagon without sides...
The one she used in the yard...
It was a back saver...
Was not used daily but when...
When it was it was priceless...

There was a day of yard work...
The bucket with the broken handle...
The one she saved...
The rusted hand tool...
The two plastic pads...
Pads left over from other projects...
Projects long gone...
These were left overs...
You drag them out...
And with some hard work they...
They become steps...

The big pad became the first step...
The smaller one became...
Became the second step...
Discarded rocks and dirt...
This was the foundation... 

Now maybe our lives are like this...
People keep lots a memories...
People keep lots a leftover stuff...
Some people call it baggage...
But sometime the old used item...
That saved item...
Saved for no real reason is priceless...
Priceless on another day...
In another place...

Maybe we should not go so fast...
Fast to throw away memories...
They may not make us laugh but...
But they may make us smarter...
They may save us from mistakes...
They may be priceless one day...

We know why we save the good stuff...
But sometimes it is the used...
The used...
The rusted but saved...
That is priceless...
Maybe that is why...
You never know what will be needed...

Life is full of whys...
Sometime it takes a long time...
A long time to see answers...

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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