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What can I say?  My picture above shows you that I have lived a long time.  It was taken in 2008 for our church registry. 

I was a stay at home mom until my last child was in school.  I was widowed when I was forty four and was glad that I was already employed at the local radio station.  I stayed in the same job for thirty years and after I retired at 65 and took a trip to Europe with a friend, I started working again and stayed for another ten years.  I have only been writing poetry since 1999 when I wrote to relieve my grief when my only son died.  I married again four years after my husband died and was widowed again in 1995.  I am an avid gardener and belong to two local garden clubs and am on the board of the district club and state garden club so have lots of meetings to attend. I have my own poetry corner in the state garden club's publication. I live in my home by myself and rent my farm land to a local bulb grower.  I am surrounded by beauty.  All of mv family lives close to me.  Two daughters, six grandchildren,
eleven great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. We live in Washington State in Northwest Washington and love it here. 

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Blog Posted:11/11/2012 2:25:00 PM
Thank you my dear friends for your concern.  I am fine.  My kitty is fine.  My family worries about my living alone.  I told my granddaughter that I was not afraid, had never been afraid, was not afraid of anything except having something happen to one of my loved ones.  Her answer was  Well, "duh Grandma".  And made me laugh.  The three granddaughters went out and bought me two sets of earrings each.  So I almost have a set for eah day of the week now.  Thanks everyone.  I am okay and my kitty is settling down.  Last night I had to climb a step ladder to the top to get him down from a perch in the garage.  One more place he can't go.  Love, Joyce
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  1. Date: 11/13/2012 12:20:00 AM
    GLAD TO KNOW JOYCE .. BET U LOOK STUNNING IN YOUR NEW EARRINGS LUV .. WE R HERE FOR U SHOULD U EVER NEED HELP OR FEEL ALONE .. U R AN IMPORTANT PART OF US ALL..

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  1. Date: 11/12/2012 3:03:00 PM
    I would put something in to alert others to problems should they ever occur again. My father hits one button to call his neighbors... When he suddenly got ill... he was able to contact them. They rushed him to the hospital in an ambulance and contacted me so I could come be with him. Watch out for those ladders... I have fallen 3 times down the stairs over the years... Your friend.

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  1. Date: 11/12/2012 10:56:00 AM
    Do not climb step ladders,Joyce..I repeat: do NOT climb those ladders!!:-) Love~Arild

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  1. Date: 11/12/2012 7:09:00 AM
    What are you doing?? ... climbing a step ladder??? : ) ...behave!! A big hug. Ruben.

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  1. Date: 11/12/2012 6:12:00 AM
    Do be careful Joyce but I am sure you would not do it if you didn't think you could xx

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  1. Date: 11/12/2012 4:22:00 AM
    I like cats friend Joyce.. she is lucky to have you and glad to know you're fine :) take care..have a blessed day always!!

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  1. Date: 11/11/2012 6:35:00 PM
    I have never had a cat as a pet, but have heard that they will come down for food. Glad you are well and going strong.

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  1. Date: 11/11/2012 6:25:00 PM
    LOL one more place YOU shouldn't be climbing to ..to get him! Naughty cats!! Light & Love and HUGS

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  1. Date: 11/11/2012 5:36:00 PM
    I'm glad your kitty and you are fine... xox~pd

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  1. Date: 11/11/2012 5:24:00 PM
    Aww Joyce do be careful climbing ladders.. Such lovely sounding Granddaughters you have hun.. Stay safe xxx

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  1. Date: 11/11/2012 5:12:00 PM
    Dear sweet lady, what Craig said..NO LADDERS! I feel so badly for you . I am glad that you and kitty are doing o.k.

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  1. Date: 11/11/2012 4:26:00 PM
    how cool , all those earrings!!!

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  1. Date: 11/11/2012 3:35:00 PM
    Joyce--listen to me!!!! Do not climb any damn step ladders---cats are good at climbing--kitty will come down when it's time for your love and to eat---LISTEN TO ME!!!!!!

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  1. Date: 11/11/2012 3:35:00 PM
    BTW--Love Ya! LOL

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