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My Father

Posted 11-09-2011 at 02:55 AM by ChrisGeorge
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My father and mother, Gordon and Yoria George, on their wedding day, at St. Anne's Church, Aigburth, Liverpool, February 22, 1945. Dad is wearing the uniform of a corporal in the Royal Air Force Medical Corps.

Garrett Middaugh's fine poem, "Remembering My Father on My 52nd Birthday," put me in mind of my own father, Gordon B. George, who died at age 64 on April 15, 1979 of non-Hodgkin's...
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Announcing the 2011 Winners: Able Muse Write Prize (for Poetry & Fiction)

Posted 10-28-2011 at 02:57 PM by Alex Pepple
Able Muse Write Prize (for Poetry & Fiction) -- Winners: Douglas Campbell, Jean L. Kreiling; Second Place: Susan McLean; Finalists: John Beaton, Catherine Chandler, Thomas Kerrigan, Joshua Lavender, Gabriel Spera, Richard Wakefield; Honorable Mention: Julie Bruck, Kevin Corbett, Anna M. Evans, D.R. Goodman, Andrew Khun, Carolyn Moore, & others.

Read the complete details at Able Muse here.

(Eratosphere congratulatory posts are here.)

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Mum in the Mersey

Posted 10-15-2011 at 12:27 PM by ChrisGeorge
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Photographs by Kev Keegan (see more photographs here)

It was a cool and damp Saturday at noon last week as my wife Donna plus a few cousins and friends gathered on the Mersey Ferry to bid farewell to my mother, Yoria George. The rain held off and visibility cleared as the ferry stopped in mid-river for the...
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Yoria's Ashes

Posted 09-25-2011 at 09:37 AM by ChrisGeorge


Liverpool from the ferry in a postcard mailed in 1916

Yoria's Ashes

After a year of death,
we have an appointment

on the Mersey ferry
at 12 noon; Yoria's ashes

repose now in the closet
in their plastic urn,

ready for the final
journey across the ocean.

Age just shy of ninety,
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My Return to Liverpool

Posted 09-14-2011 at 11:50 AM by ChrisGeorge
As some of you may know, I am originally from Liverpool, England. I have lived in the United States on and off, mostly on, since January 21, 1955, having come to the U.S. with my mother on board the Cunard liner Saxonia, met by my father who had emigrated to this country the previous September getting a position as a physical therapist at a medical facility called in CRI in Reisterstown, Maryland, that I am told was the forerunner of Baltimore's Kennedy Kreiger Institute (not sure what CRI stood...
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