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  1. Date: 4/3/2013 12:45:00 PM

    My initials craved on a bench like you described...excellent write and win! Hugs

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 4/3/2013 4:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Cecilia...very much...Donna
  1. Date: 4/2/2013 5:34:00 AM

    Beautifully nostalgic Donna. Well deseved win. Lots of congratulations.-Red

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 4/2/2013 7:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Red, I appreciate it....Donna
  1. Date: 3/29/2013 5:27:00 PM

    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/29/2013 6:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Sara ....:-)
  1. Date: 3/29/2013 4:48:00 PM

    I think I saw this one, how nice to see it doing so well in the contest. Big congrats on your win!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/29/2013 6:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Andrea...Donna
  1. Date: 3/29/2013 9:47:00 AM

    Congratulations again, Donna, you are on a roll!... 'Petrified gum'... Perfect description...This brings back so many good memories...I find it amazing how a simple bench can reveal and record so much history - Tim

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/29/2013 6:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Isn't that the truth......I'm really starting to feel old...Donna ...thanks....
  1. Date: 3/29/2013 9:14:00 AM

    So true they all tell a story. Nice job!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/29/2013 6:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Jennifer...:-)
  1. Date: 3/29/2013 8:09:00 AM

    Wonderful piece,nice presentation,Donna..Congrats on your superb win in this contest...

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/29/2013 6:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I appreciate it very much!...thanks....
  1. Date: 3/29/2013 6:25:00 AM

    how i love how you close this beautiful poem. congrats :)

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/29/2013 6:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much lovely Dinda ...Donna
  1. Date: 3/28/2013 10:12:00 PM

    Hi Donna, congrats with your winning poem in Susan's contest... and thank you for the soup mail... Linda

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/29/2013 6:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Linda...all our blessings....
  1. Date: 3/28/2013 3:11:00 PM

    Unique memories....who now has the teeth to handle the bubble gum, nay not I .... Thank you

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/28/2013 4:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nor I, thanks for stopping by.....Donna
  1. Date: 3/28/2013 11:17:00 AM

    Your memories are so clear and bright. You brought that bench back into sight. Thank God that gum was petrified. Memories like that should have been pry'd. Congrats on your 1st place win.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/28/2013 4:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks over much Robert , Mich appreciated.....Donna
  1. Date: 3/28/2013 9:16:00 AM

    Congratulations on your first place win in the contest!! Great job. Hugs and luv, Gail

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/28/2013 9:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Gail....appreciate the support...Donna
  1. Date: 3/28/2013 6:46:00 AM

    Perfectly memorable Donna, congrats on your first place!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/28/2013 9:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Appreciate your comments always Craig....smiling.....Donna
  1. Date: 3/28/2013 3:41:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win Donna love xx

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/28/2013 9:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are the best Mandy...thanks so much....Donna
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 10:32:00 PM

    Big congrats on your win... thanks for sharing....cheers.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/28/2013 9:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks you friend and many blessings ...Donna
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 9:18:00 PM

    Congrats on this wonderful 1st place with this fine poem:) Jag

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/27/2013 9:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Jag...much appreciated....
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 8:10:00 PM

    Nice take on the prompt. Were there no garbage cans for gum in those good old days? Conagratulations on your win, Donna

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/27/2013 9:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for stopping....yeah...but just part of the tradition I guess.....:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) Donna
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 7:56:00 PM

    A great memory..and a wonderful poem. congrats. BG

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/27/2013 9:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Appreciate it Barbara....Donna
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 7:47:00 PM

    Congrats Donna, on your super win, excellent set of couplets xxx

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/27/2013 9:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ms Rose the sun shines brighter with a visit from you...thanks
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 7:13:00 PM

    Hi Donna, congratulations on your win in the contest. Take care, Regards Richard

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/27/2013 9:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are very sweet Richard, thanks....Donna
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 5:59:00 PM

    congrats on a great win Donna

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/27/2013 9:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    As always....you make my day Joseph...thanks....
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 2:20:00 PM

    Nice one Donna. Congrats. Rick

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/27/2013 2:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Rick....
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 2:19:00 PM

    Donna, you've caught my nostalgia bug, I think. Great choice of topic for this contest. Congratulations on the win!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/27/2013 2:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Roy....guess we are just both a lil country!...appreciate you stopping...Donna
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 1:25:00 PM

    Terrific piece of poetry here Donna. I can see, smell and feel "The Bench" you describe here so beautifully. Generations of students come and go - and that bench is a cornerstone for them all. Simply terrific. Congratulations on your 1st place honor in the contest. Joe

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/27/2013 2:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Joe , yes in small towns it seems to always be so....and I plan to stay!..thanks so much....
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 1:17:00 PM

    Congratulations on your great memories and your poem and win. Love, Joyce

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/27/2013 2:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Joyce......:-)
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 12:21:00 PM

    Such a creative write, Donna! I loved everything about this one. Big congrats!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/27/2013 2:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Appreciate it so much Heather.....Donna
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 11:35:00 AM

    Big congrats Donna!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/27/2013 2:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Caleb....:-) Donna
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 12:01:00 PM

    Marvellous memories, dear Donna! I think most people look back with fondness about those halcyon days! Love ya! Hugs, Jack xoxoxox

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/24/2013 2:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Jack...glad you liked it...Donna. :-) :-) :-) :-)
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 9:12:00 AM

    OH wow........I love this "bench"........I feel I have been there, and have made my own memories sitting there. Thank you for the recollection.....a lovely poem!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/24/2013 2:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Carrie...I'm sure every high school has one similar...appreciate you stopping by. Donna
  1. Date: 3/21/2013 8:47:00 PM

    very nice write Donna.....best wishes

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/21/2013 9:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Joseph...nice of you....Donna
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