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Homemade Jam Memories

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Homemade Jam Memories

The sound of thick bubbling,
with the smell of fresh blackberries.
The stains upon our fingers and clothes,
all part of my homemade jam memories.

Growing wild along the roads,
the brambles tall and thick.
Pails and buckets overflowing,
eating our fill as we would pick.

The kitchen, busy as a beehive,
those tasty berries getting mashed.
The "Women" all worked together,
young or old, we each had our tasks.

Four generations, making jam.
"Puttin' back" as it was called.
I still remember the stories told
and the laughter from us all.

Not just a smile does it bring,
a calmness pours soft over me.
A giggle will well up time to time,
at my homemade jam memories.

For the contest: Sounds and Smells
Hosted by:  Frank Herrera
Placement:  Honorable Mention

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  1. Date: 10/25/2010 10:37:00 AM
    Congratulations Paula on your HM in Frank's contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/25/2010 3:52:00 AM
    congrats on winning HM in contest ..... luv/Best wishes always... Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 10/23/2010 9:10:00 PM
    A FAV too!

  1. Date: 10/23/2010 9:09:00 PM
    This is so SWEET, just like that berry jam, Paula. I am so glad I got to see it here. I think I must have missed this awesome little poem of yours. Congratulations. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 10/22/2010 9:41:00 PM
    A very tasty win here. many congratulations.

  1. Date: 10/21/2010 5:56:00 PM
    Love it!! I too remember doing this with my mother-in-law....even on the hottest July day, it is a dear sweet memory! :) Congratulations, Paula, on this lovely poem!

  1. Date: 10/21/2010 4:00:00 PM
    Congratulations on this well deserved win in the contest, Paula

  1. Date: 10/21/2010 3:38:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 10/21/2010 2:34:00 PM
    Congrats Paula on your HM in Frank's contest with this lovely write ...enjoy your special honor tonight my friend with luv... finally am up to date with my Halloween poetry luv..

  1. Date: 10/21/2010 1:46:00 PM
    Great choice for the contest and congratulations on your win. I still make jam every year for my son-in-law. He has to have it for his breakfasts. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/21/2010 1:10:00 PM
    Paula, Congratulations on your success in Frank's contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/8/2010 10:34:00 PM
    i like that "the kitchen, busy as a beehive " lol cute write, enjoyed, and good luck on the contest..P.D.