MAMA'S FLOWER GARDEN
Fragments Of Mama's Diary & Poetry Book & Her Flower Photos & Other Photos
HAZEL FERN (WISEHEART) HENSON
This page of my website is to preserve my mother, Hazel Fern Henson's, writing and some of her beautiful photos. Especially her flower photos. Mama loved flowers and took many photos of flowers and other things. I hope this page will help her be remembered. This very old colorized photo of Mama was taken in the early 1940's either just before she was married or after her marriage. Her maiden name was Wiseheart and her married name was Henson.
Later I will be publishing more of her photos, diaries, and poems. I will post most of it to the blog that comes with the website. Since I have made other pages also, the blog will have to be shared for other things I will be publishing. If you would like to read more of Mama's writing and see more of her photos, please check back occasionally to see what is new.
I am also publishing her diaries and poems on Writers-Network. Each month I publish one of my stories or poems and also one of hers on Writers-Network. There are already several of her diary entries and poems published there. I am publishing a piece of writing suitable for each month, according to the month it is to be published, one for her and one for me each month. If you would like to read them here is the link to my page at Writers-Network:
If you would like to publish your own writing on Writers-Network for free or just read other writers' poems and stories, all you need to sign up is an e-mail address and a user name. Technically, you have to spend points to publish your work, but you get points for reading and reviewing other writers' work, so it is actually free. Writers-Network is a very nice website, and they also have classic stories and poems, all free to read online. Their address is:
HAZEL FERN WISEHEART
VERY OLD PHOTO TAKEN BEFORE SHE WAS MARRIED
JUNE FRAGMENTS OF MAMA’S DIARY AND POETRY BOOK
HAZEL FERN HENSON
June 18, 1972
(C. W. H.’s birthday)
Place Across the Alley from Us.
Blue skies, cheery notes of a Bob White in the wild cherry tree.
Hot sun blazing down. Purple stained fingers. A glorious morning. Am at my “private” raspberry patch picking luscious purple fruit to store in the freezer come winter time.
House on the hill near 10th & Spring Jeff, Ind.
Regal lilies line the walk
Leading to the old house on the hill
Stately & tall they stand
Like lovely ladies in white ball gowns.
Note by typist, Mary Hazel Upton: C.W.H. is my brother, Charles William Henson.
MORE JUNE FRAGMENTS OF MAMA’S DIARY AND POETRY BOOK
HAZEL FERN HENSON
June 1, 1972
on Highway 60 going to Burns Hollow Park
near Borden, Ind.
I look to the Knobs as we drive along. There is a peace and enduring strength to these beautiful hills. The distant ones clad in perpetual blue haze. The closer ones in shades of summer green. Fields of yellow-brown grain and tall, green stands of rye grass march along either side of the highway. Every fence row is a wall of fragrant honeysuckle. How I love the smell of it! A meadow lark sends its high sweet notes across a fresh plowed field. Every where flowers are in bloom and red, red roses! No wonder June is called the perfect month. So much beauty everywhere. I saw some little trees whose leaves trembled in the wind and they were a lovely silver grey.
Little girls on the back of a truck parked along the road to Burn’s Hollow. Boxes of big red strawberries for sale. Such luscious fruit. I bet they sell every box!
Lovely memory of summer
Heady fragrance—sweetest nectar
Cascading in a shimmering white and
gold mass to the dark earth below.
Note by typist, Mary Hazel Upton: This is another of the diary entries and poems from Mama’s very old diary and her poetry book. I copied it as she wrote it except for a few very minor spelling and punctuation corrections. The poem I titled “Honeysuckle” was untitled and written in her poetry book.
She loved all the wild places and all of nature. She saw God’s handiwork in them all. Most of them she shared with me. To the end of her long life whenever either of us saw anything beautiful, a sunset, a full moon, snow sparkling in the sun, if the other person was around, we would find them and share it with them. Mama lived to be 91. She has been gone since April 2011, and I am trying to get as much of her writing typed up to save for her as I can while I still have time on this earth to do it.
MAMA'S PINK ROSE BUSH MAY 26, 1978
PHOTO BY HAZEL FERN HENSON
This photo of Mama's pink rose bush was taken by Hazel Fern Henson on May 26, 1978. This rose bush in the front yard is still a mass of pink blossoms every summer. It is only one of several rose bushes in the yard that she planted and that I still enjoy. I am scanning all of her many flower photos into the computer and will share more of them here later. I now take photos with my digital camera and consider all the flower photos I take to be more for her to add to her collection of flower photos.
CHATTY CATHY AND HER FRIENDS
PHOTO BY MARY HAZEL UPTON
Chatty Cathy is a very old doll of Mama's. Mama had her sitting on a little wooden chair in what she just called "the middle room" for many years. When Daddy was alive he used the room for his computer, and it was referred to as The Computer Room. It was originally my brother's bedroom when we were children. I now use the room for my office and a computer room. Chatty Cathy still sits in her chair in my office. Her friends are toys that I have collected. I took this photo just before Christmas 2013.
Mama also had one whole room, referred to as "The Doll Room", that Daddy added as a guest bedroom for when my husband, Gain and I, and for when my brother, Charles, and his wife, Anna Marie, visited them. It has floor to ceiling glass cases for the many dolls Mama collected. I have added many dolls and toys to her collection also, and consider them all to be additions to her collection. I will publish more doll photos of some of her dolls and also include links to photographs of other dolls on this page, both from hers and my collections, as well as public domain photos of dolls I find on the Internet. I make Wallpaper & Screensavers to redecorate Computer Boy and Cell Phone Boy every month and always include a few doll photos for Mama. Later I will share some of my Wallpaper & Screensavers on various websites and will include the links to them here. I will especially look for places that will allow the photos to be downloaded.
MAMA'S RED ROSE MAY 1985
PHOTO BY HAZEL FERN HENSON