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Rated: 18+ · Book · Biographical · #1960296
The history of Prosperous Snow written for the group Reminiscences
I began actively writing my memoirs on Sunday, October 27, 2013. I am 66 years old and want to leave a legacy for my family and my friends. I realized I wanted to leave some type of legacy after my mother died on Thursday, November 29, 2012. My mother had Alzheimer's disease, which devastated her memory and mind. I do not want my memories to die with me or to be lost to a brain disease of some type, so I will write them in this book.

I updated this book in February 2017 by adding the entries from I Am A NaNo Rebel 2016. Those entries were intended to be used in my autobiography, which I want to write. Since I have not decided on a name for the autobiography, I am putting the entries intended for it in this book.

Vital Statistics

Name: Neva Florence Darbe
Date of Birth: December 24, 1946 eleven minutes before midnight
Place of Birth: Blackwell, Oklahoma
Mother: Marie Pearl Newland Darbe Sisk
Father: Melvin Fay Darbe
Prosperous Snow: The meaning of my middle and first name. Florence means Prosperous and Neva means Snow.

This is a photo of Mom and me

This is a picture of my mother and me

I stood behind her,
both of us
smiled into the camera.

I stood behind her,
neither of us knew
the sorrow
that the following years would hold.

I stood behind her,
as if
I was the one who had her back
and not
the other way around.

Two of my Favorite Scriptures

"O Son of Being!
Thou art My lamp and My Light is in thee. Get thou from it thy radiance and seek none other than Me. For I have created thee rich and bountifully shed my favor upon thee."
Baha'u'llah1

“I swear by My life! Nothing save that which profiteth them can befall My loved ones. To this testifieth the Pen of God, the Most Powerful, the All-Glorious, the Best Beloved.”
Baha'u'llah2


Footnotes
1  The Hidden Words, Page 6, Number 11.
2  Advent of Divine Justice, page 69.

Entry # 1 May 7, 2014: Afternoon in Las Vegas 4.27k
Entry # 2 May 6, 2014: Cease the Day 4.09k
Entry # 3 May 5, 2014: Monday Again 3.97k
Entry # 4 May 4, 2014: Sunday Morning 4.01k
Entry # 5 May 3, 2014: Got Behind 3.86k
Entry # 6 May 1, 2014: Thankful Thursday 3.89k
Entry # 7 April 30, 2014: Duty of the seeker 3.58k
Entry # 8 April 29, 2014: I have to begin 4.01k
Entry # 9 April 28, 2014: Another cold dry day 4.00k
Entry # 10 April 27, 2014: Sunday Morning in Las Vegas 4.10k
Entry # 11 April 26, 2014: The Pile of Laundry 4.04k
Entry # 12 April 24, 2014: Story Idea Science Fiction 4.12k
Entry # 13 April 23, 2014: Thoughts 4.03k
Entry # 14 Journal Pages 1.83k
Entry # 15 Fog In El Cahone Pass 0.82k
Entry # 16 My First Haircut 0.92k
Entry # 17 Hide And Seek 1.29k
Entry # 18 Groundbreaking of the Las Vegas Baha'i Center 0.94k
Entry # 19 Someone Who Left 1.17k
Entry # 20 Today 1.23k
Entry # 21 Barbecue 0.69k
Entry # 22 My Namesake 0.49k
Entry # 23 Creative Living 0.67k
Entry # 24 A New Beginning 0.77k
Entry # 25 Places I've Traveled 1.56k
Entry # 26 The Memory I Treasure Most 1.25k
Entry # 27 Why I Write 1.44k
Entry # 28 Hair Attracts Cats! 0.83k
Entry # 29 Trying 0.99k
Entry # 30 How Do I Feel About Myself? 3.02k
Entry # 31 Class Presentation 0.70k
Entry # 32 Candy Cigarettes 0.87k
Entry # 33 I Am 0.95k
Entry # 34 Memorial Day Memories 0.94k
Entry # 35 Las Vegas Gale 0.69k
Entry # 36 Garden of the Gods 0.77k
Entry # 37 Recycling 0.65k
Entry # 38 Dances of the White Stallions 1.37k
Entry # 39 Child of My Body: To My Daughter 0.40k
Entry # 40 Clearing the Air With My Sister Elizabeth Faye 0.53k
Entry # 41 Hitler's Staff Car 1.33k
Entry # 42 Caught In The Act 2.17k
Entry # 43 My First Memory 1.52k
Entry # 44 Birthday Presents: The Main Reason I have Christmas Issues 0.66k
Entry # 45 Ancient Cottonwood 0.74k
Entry # 46 Java Junkie 1.06k
Entry # 47 Reunion: To My Brother Frank 1.87k
Entry # 48 Bio (19 poems) 5.59k
Entry # 49 Veterans Day: Tribute to Some of the Veterans I Have Known 0.81k
Entry # 50 Blackwell, Oklahoma 1.28k
Entry # 51 My Father: Memories I have 0.96k
Entry # 52 My Choice 0.91k
Entry # 53 The 4th of July at Lake Carl Blackwell 1.16k
Entry # 54 Home 0.82k
Entry # 55 Vuja De 0.88k
Entry # 56 Ah: To My Fellow Toastmasters 0.54k
Entry # 57 Anointed by Light: The Las Vegas Baha'i Center 0.60k
Entry # 58 At the San Diego Zoo 1.86k
Entry # 59 A Tutor's Duty 1.27k
Entry # 60 Gravette, Missouri: Two Poems 1.34k
Entry # 61 Chubby Checkers 1.81k
Entry # 62 Mama's Angel 0.62k
Entry # 63 A Cold Glass of Water 0.74k
Entry # 64 Baha'i Fall School 1.19k
Entry # 65 Eyes of Animal Crackers 0.72k
Entry # 66 The Day After Christmas 0.70k
Entry # 67 I Write Poetry 0.54k
Entry # 68 Dance of the Jellyfish 0.68k
Entry # 69 Footprints 0.32k
Entry # 70 In Common: To My Sister Faye 0.53k
Entry # 71 A Romantic Challenge 0.50k
Entry # 72 I Am A Poet: To Frank Vivert 0.99k
Entry # 73 In Loving Remembrance of Matilda J. Chaplin 1.60k
Entry # 74 Food Memories 0.51k
Entry # 75 Skeletons of Fear and The Sleeper Wakes 1.28k
Entry # 76 On Becoming a Baha'i 0.81k
Entry # 77 Crown of Glory 0.35k
Entry # 78 Making A House A Home and My First Night In My New House 0.82k
Entry # 79 My Grandfather's Boat Dock 0.37k
Entry # 80 Microburst 0.89k
Entry # 81 Vertigo 0.50k
Entry # 82 The Last Time I Saw My Grandfather 1.94k
Entry # 83 Looking for Inspiration 0.96k
Entry # 84 The Pleasures I Have Known 1.22k
Entry # 85 Personal Note 0.33k
Entry # 86 Quartz Watch 0.58k
Entry # 87 What I Didn't Do? 1.03k
Entry # 88 Depression: A Metaphor 0.78k
Entry # 89 Overcoming Fear 0.94k
Entry # 90 Valley of Fire 0.64k
Entry # 91 Walking Dead Man 1.65k
Entry # 92 Love of Poetry 0.38k
Entry # 93 Waking Up In a Strange Room 0.62k
Entry # 94 Shared Scars 1.27k
Entry # 95 Waiting Room 0.79k
Entry # 96 Question About Public Art 0.62k
Entry # 97 Morning Before and After Daylight Savings Time 1.02k
Entry # 98 Dance of the White Stallions 1.50k
Entry # 99 Dreams of a Crystal Unicorn 1.19k
Entry # 100 Darbe 0.36k
Entry # 101 Day Room 0.78k
Entry # 102 Reminiscience of My First Love 1.38k
Entry # 103 Light Show in the Forum at Caesar's Palace 1.52k
Entry # 104 An Old Fashion 4th of July Parade 1.42k
Entry # 105 The Perfect Mother 1.11k
Entry # 106 Waiting for the Bus 0.43k
Entry # 107 The Old Swimming Hole 1.85k
Entry # 108 Spaces in My Life 1.38k
Entry # 109 Jewelry and Other Clothing Memories 0.36k
Entry # 110 Stone Fountains 0.72k
Entry # 111 Momentary Disruptions in the Space-Time Continuum 1.63k
Entry # 112 White Recliner 0.55k
Entry # 113 Prayer Breakfast 0.51k
Entry # 114 Dogs and Cats I Have Known 1.39k
Entry # 115 Planetary Inspiration 0.99k
Entry # 116 Star Crossed Lovers and Other Poems to the same person 1.85k
Entry # 117 Snow Ice Cream: A Poem 0.56k
Entry # 118 Cats I Have Known (19 short poems) 5.59k
Entry # 119 The Bride's Ensemble 0.94k
Entry # 120 Family Information 1.44k
Entry # 121 May 7, 2014 4.27k
Entry # 122 May 6, 2014 4.09k
Entry # 123 May 5, 2014 3.96k
Entry # 124 GoT Interview from May 4, 2014 1.27k
Entry # 125 May 4, 2014 4.02k
Entry # 126 May 3, 2014 3.86k
Entry # 127 May 2, 2014 4.02k
Entry # 128 May 1, 2014 3.89k
Entry # 129 April 30, 2014 3.57k
Entry # 130 April 29, 2014 4.02k
Entry # 131 April 28, 2014 4.00k
Entry # 132 April 27, 2014 4.11k
Entry # 133 April 26, 2014 4.04k
Entry # 134 April 25, 2014 4.14k
Entry # 135 April 23, 2014 4.05k
Entry # 136 NaNoWriMoDay29: More Poems with their Inspiration (WC:1526) 11.39k
Entry # 137 NaNoWriMo Day28: Thoughts and More Poems (WC:1101) 13.70k
Entry # 138 NaNoWriMo Day27: My Poetry and Its Inspiration (WC:1697) 12.73k
Entry # 139 NaNoWriMo Day 26: Saturday Thoughts (WC:1735) 10.33k
Entry # 140 NaNoWriMo Day 25: Black Friday (WC:1881) 12.23k
Entry # 141 NaNoWriMo Day 24: Thanksgiving Day (WC:1909) 10.95k
Entry # 142 NaNoWriMo Day 23: Thanksgiving Wednesday (WC:1760) 10.82k
Entry # 143 NaNoWriMo Day22: Thanksgiving Tuesday (WC:1755) 10.19k
Entry # 144 NaNoWriMo Day21: Memories (WC:1,312) 7.79k
Entry # 145 NaNoWriMo Day20: The beginning of a New Week (CW:2184) 12.36k
Entry # 146 NaNoWriMo Day19: Questions Answered Etc. (WC:2164) 12.85k
Entry # 147 NaNoWriMo Day18: Answering Questions (WC:1746) 9.93k
Entry # 148 NaNoWriMo Day17: Continued (WC:2017) 12.27k
Entry # 149 NaNoWriMo Day17: Evening and Morning Thoughts (WC:2059) 11.43k
Entry # 150 NaNoWriMo Day16: Two More Article Review {wc:2037) 13.28k
Entry # 151 NaNoWriMo Day15: Reviewing Two Articles (WC:2035) 12.60k
Entry # 152 NaNoWriMo Day14: More about Spirituality (WC:2099) 12.52k
Entry # 153 NaNoWriMo Day13: Various Subjects and Spirituality (WC:2330) 13.65k
Entry # 154 NaNoWriMo Day 12: Various Subjects (WC: 2097) 12.23k
Entry # 155 NaNoWriMo Day 11: Thoughts and Prompt Responses (WC:2230) 13.42k
Entry # 156 NaNoWriMo Day 10: Various Prompts (WC:2023) 12.21k
Entry # 157 NaNoWriMo Day 8 and 9: Miscellaneous Thoughts (WC:1000) 6.02k
Entry # 158 NaNoWriMo Day 7: Meditation Notes and Other Stuff (WC:2002) 13.17k
Entry # 159 NaNoWriMo Day 6: Miscellaneous Sunday Subjects (WC2200) 13.06k
Entry # 160 NaNoWriMo Day 5: Saturday Obversations (WC:1994) 11.31k
Entry # 161 NaNoWriMo Day 4: Letters and Other Thoughts (WC:2190) 12.04k
Entry # 162 NaNoWriMo Day 3: Letters to Baha'u'llah (WC:2265) 13.02k
Entry # 163 NaNoWriMo Day 2: Revealing More of Myself (WD:2086) 12.67k
Entry # 164 NaNoWriMo Day 1: Snow's Miscellaneous Meanderings (WC:2025) 11.99k
Entry # 165 Taking a Walk Within: Part 1 4.97k
Entry # 166 Cleaning out the Refrigerator 5.33k
Entry # 167 Phobias and Other Fears 4.43k
Entry # 168 Free Write on Various Subjects 5.90k
Entry # 169 A Cloud Shape 3.00k
Entry # 170 The Path Less Taken 1.75k
Entry # 171 Another Fearful Tuesday 3.77k
Entry # 172 Monday Morning Terror or Is It Depression 4.56k
Entry # 173 My Mother's Prayer Beads 4.80k
Entry # 174 A Long Day Writing Into Night 6.85k
Entry # 175 The Broken Beans 3.39k
Entry # 176 I Must Have a Secret Admirer 3.97k
Entry # 177 Idea for a Poetry Form 2.23k
Entry # 178 The Reason I Enjoy Doing Surveys 2.19k
Entry # 179 Generosity and Other Thoughts 5.10k
Entry # 180 Meditation on A Blazing Fire 3.15k
Entry # 181 Meditation in a giant Bubble 2.74k
Entry # 182 Easter Sunday Memories 2.29k
Entry # 183 Romance, Romanticism, Poetry, and Mother's Day 2.18k
Entry # 184 Part 3 of My Relationship with God 3.14k
Entry # 185 Part 2 of My Relationship with God 2.10k
Entry # 186 Part 1 of My Realtionship With God 5.22k
Entry # 187 A Letter to My Mother 4.83k
Entry # 188 It is April Fools Day 2015 4.41k
Entry # 189 Introduction from Memories and Other Dreams 2.26k
Entry # 190 Puddle Jumping - Final Draft 2.14k
Entry # 191 January Memoir: Family Recipe Spanish Rice 2.19k
Entry # 192 December Memoir: A Bullet List & Chapters (Part 1) 2.70k
Entry # 193 December Genealogy: Questions I Cannot Answer 2.30k
Entry # 194 November Memoir: These are some of my favorite things 2.37k

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