Thursday, February 28, 2019

An Outing with Grandma 

At seventeen and a new high school graduate I went to Oregon with my parents and little sister to visit my grandparents.  The second day Grandma took us kids to the beach.  She had gathered a couple of buckets and a spade. We were going clam digging. I had never been to an ocean beach nor seen a clam before.
Grandma spotted many clam holes and we dug into the sand but dig as we could we never found even one clam. 
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A Senyru:

Never saw a clam 
Grandma couldn't find me one 
Now love fried clam rolls 
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And a Haiku:

Seafood wild 
Clams elusive fruits de mer 
Food chain filter feeders
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Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved 
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At Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:44:00 PM, Blogger tonispencer said...

Excellent. I love your trip to visit your grandmother. The haiku is excellent and a great end to your story. Thank you for writing to my prompt.

At Thursday, February 28, 2019 7:39:00 PM, Blogger Isadora Gruye said...

I have never been clam digging either, but I hear northern France is the best place for it.....think if I ever get to France I will be more likely to spend it in the vineyards! Thanks for sharing this piece with us.

At Thursday, February 28, 2019 7:43:00 PM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

I can see it all, Jim.......a wonderful memory. You painted a wonderful scene.

At Friday, March 01, 2019 2:16:00 AM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

Memories, I love to get a peek inside one. Lovely!

At Friday, March 01, 2019 4:03:00 AM, Blogger Anmol (HA) said...

How wonderful is this memory, Jim! Your senryu made me smile. :-)

At Friday, March 01, 2019 11:09:00 AM, Blogger annell4 said...

Oh how I miss those visits with Grandma!!

At Friday, March 01, 2019 3:34:00 PM, Blogger Helen said...

Love how you included the senyru! Nice.

At Friday, March 01, 2019 5:40:00 PM, Blogger Vivian Zems said...

A lovely walk down memory lane and tasty senryu and haiku :)

At Saturday, March 02, 2019 5:24:00 AM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I NEARLY went clam digging once, in my teens. But the weather turned against us.


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