It’s March and the Slice of Life Challenge. Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for providing space for writers.
Welcome to Poetry Friday. There is a celebration of women happening at Reading to the Core, it’s International Women’s Day. Thanks, Catherine for hosting.
See this woman?
She’s Julia Rush, wife of Benjamin Rush, our namesake. (Smithsonian has a cool article about her, click on her name).
I say our because Grandma MacCulloch, Aunt Betty MacCulloch, and I share the name RUSH as our middle name. And when my three nieces, Marcelle, Sadie, and Hannah were born they received the middle name RUSH. And three years ago our niece, Everly arrived into the world and she also was given RUSH as a middle name.
Love this photo of my nieces and our aunt. I wrote a poem about it twenty-two years ago:
I’ve often think about updating the poem. When Catherine said March 8 was International Women’s Day, the light bulb went on.
In This Picture (Redux)
Four of us are Rush MacCulloch women
Three of us live in the Pacific Northwest
One of us lives on the east coast
Four of us are smiling
Four of us are aunts
One is a great aunt
Four of us are adventurous
Three of us have travelled to Europe
One of us has travelled to Asia
Four of us love animals
Two of us own dogs
Two of us own cats
We lost Aunt Betty
We gained Ms Everly
Still three generations- Rush MacCulloch women
©jone rush macculloch
I love these women! And a special shout out to Laura, my brother’s significant other who found the article on Julia Rush and forwarded it to us Rush MacCulloch women.