Family Values

Mother, father, son and daughter together

around a spread blanket at the park, heads


bowed down around their picnic lunch, the

lost tradition of saying grace before a meal


when together they look up, laugh and point

at the tweet just received on their iPhones.  


Carl "Papa" Palmer of Old Mill Road in Ridgeway, VA now lives in University Place, WA.  

He is retired military, retired FAA and now just plain retired without wristwatch or alarm clock. 

Carl, president of The Tacoma Writers Club is a Pushcart Prize and Micro Award nominee.      

MOTTO: Long Weekends Forever