Saturday, June 7, 2008


Kathleen is from New Zealand.
She is a sheep rancher
A  crew person on a sail boat
and Cissie's life partner.
She can't stay in the United States
She cant get a visa.
So she and Cissie snatch what little time they can
traveling back and forth.
They hired a lawyer who told them
"If you could just get married there would be no problem"
But Kathleen was the one
at the ball game
who told us all
"Stand up!"
When the National Anthem came on.

Let me add a postscript here.....we ALWAYS stand for the National Anthem. We were tailgating outside the stadium and Kathleen was the first to hear it. (even though it's not the point of the story, I dont' want to be offensive)


princesssaurora said...

So sad.... I hope she can get married soon!

be well,

adlessor said...

That doesn't say much for the Americans, does it, that they have to be told to stand up when the National Anthem is being played.    Very sad      Dawn

jmorancoyle said...

    I hope their difficulties work themselves out. That is what I really call a long distance relationship.

shrbrisc said...

That must be hard

lsfp1960 said...

It's amazing how many people don't pay any attention to the National Anthem anymore.  Really sad.....Linda in WA  

abaleman666 said...

i love your blog.

i am also a teacher.  i remember changing schools and grades and how excited i was and nervous too.  i used to be middle grades math but now teach 3rd self contained.  it is still fun and i love the little ones more then i ever thought i could.

i really enjoyed your blog and your meme :D

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