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Special Occasion Leaves

In my chair, atop an old phone book, I sat as proud as can be. My first time at the grownup table, surrounded by company. I lifted the edge of the table cloth, and felt the smooth wood beneath. Solid maple, hand oil rubbed, I counted eight chairs underneath. Earlier that day, I heard Gram exclaim, "It's time to stretch that table." So, off Grandpa went to the attic, while Gram toiled over pots and kettles. Then I watched as Grandpa and Mom, pulled the table sections out of their sleeves. You knew it was a special occasion, when Grandpa put in the table leaves.
Placement: 3rd For the contest; "Leaves" Sponsored by Carol Brown

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  1. Date: 11/1/2011 12:48:00 AM
    A touching read with exceptional image definitions. Keeping it real and simple. Congratulations on winning 3rd place, Paula! Titus

  1. Date: 10/26/2011 2:51:00 PM
    Wow, if this took third, I can't imagine what the competition was like, Paula. My old pinewood table uses a leaf and for as long as I remember, putting these tables together with the extension was often a fun experience that made the family laugh. Very good entry for Carol's contest!! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/21/2011 1:50:00 PM
    thankxx so very much Paula for my 6th place win in your contest ... so special to me luv.. so happy PS is up and running again so we can all share and enjoy once again.. always enjoy your creative lines my friend...luv..

  1. Date: 10/13/2011 1:42:00 PM
    A special congrats Paula for a special thought. Thoes were the happy days. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 10/12/2011 6:25:00 PM
    a really flowing, deeply sentimental offering, paula.. my special congrats! :) huggs

  1. Date: 10/12/2011 1:53:00 PM
    Seems we both had the same idea. Well done. Lee

  1. Date: 10/12/2011 11:12:00 AM
    Congrats Paula on a superb win with this beautiful composition on leaves for the contest.. amazing lines of imagery flowing my friend..luv..

  1. Date: 10/12/2011 10:52:00 AM
    Thanks for an amusing write with your totally different take on leaves Paula. Congratulations

  1. Date: 10/12/2011 10:40:00 AM
    I love the twist on this contest theme!! What a sweet poem ...congratlations, Paula!!

  1. Date: 10/12/2011 7:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning poem in my contest "Leaves Leaves Leaves" judged today 10/12/2011. Thank you for your support of my contest Paula. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/11/2011 1:03:00 PM
    Such a nostalgic poem you created here, dear Paula. A winner for sure! SOUP MAIL too.

  1. Date: 10/10/2011 6:29:00 PM

  1. Date: 10/8/2011 4:10:00 PM
    I really enjoyed this one Paula. Reminds me of our special occasions. Thanksgiving and such. :) really liked it.. it was nice getting back to reading your wonderful poetry.. take care..

  1. Date: 10/6/2011 2:06:00 PM
    Yes, my gran had a table like that too - lovely nostalgic piece, Paula. Thank you - I loved your contest : )