“Tarnished” by Shirley Ballard R.I.P. (87 years)

long nails and silver rings

hands that speak a gesture

for words…

silver chains around my neck

with bracelets on my arm

a silver watch that keeps

no time

Shirley Ballard (86 yrs.)

(Miss Calif. 1944)


L. K. Thayer’s Foto Fetish

Thank you for all of your love

and laughter Shirley…I am happy

you are free to party now!

I love you…

your BFF Lisa 🙂

© 2o11


  1. lkthayer · April 13, 2011

    You always shine bright Shirley, keep writing! Love you, Lisa

  2. Lordy · April 13, 2011

    “a silver watch that keeps no time”
    Your life in memory has quite a chime

  3. Mitch · October 28, 2012

    You will miss Shirley so much Lisa…Take heart she twinkles above you with Joey in the night sky.


  4. anniew3000 · October 29, 2012

    Your BFF forever. My heart goes out to you, Lisa.

    • lkthayer · October 29, 2012

      Thanks, love you Alexis!

      Sent from my iPhone

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