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Hello Friends of the Soup.   I am constantly learning from all of you, and writing is something I love, but never made time for until now. I have always been a California girl, born and raised in the southern part of the state, now living in upper Northern California. Surrounded by mountains, and beautiful scenery, I have great inspiration.   I think I have always loved to create, it comes from my Dad, and his dad, I suppose. Although my mother was the rock of the family, my Dad was the dreamer, and a cowboy at heart. I grew up with horses that he raised, and memories of him singing around a campfire on trips we took. He wrote poetry, and his own songs, and played guitar.  His father did the same thing when my dad was a boy.  My grandfather was a trail guide, in the early l900's in Yosemite Nat'l Park, where my dad lived as a child.  My purpose in life has been family. I am married to my High School sweetheart,  we went to college together, I taught school for awhile, then raised two fine sons (both H.S. teachers) and a beautiful daughter.  Have 5 grandchildren who we adore, and fortunately they all live fairly close by.  I've had a small catering business, but now we are both retired, live in the country on a couple of acres, with rangeland behind us.  We are down to one dog, after a mix of this and that!  No horses, although horses, cattle, coyotes, and all kinds of wildlife live behind our place. Our kids are gifted musicians, and one son writes poetry that blows me away, some which has been published. I love poetry and piano, all music, movies, camping, our little cabin in the mountains, but especially my family.  And I love Poetry Soup..and all the wonderful company here! 

In My Absence

Blog Posted:11/16/2012 8:20:00 PM
Dear Soup friends....       
In my absence, I've been wanting to let people know how much I appreciate those who haven't given up on me completely.  I have been such a poor supporter of my fellow poets, and their wonderful poems, these last months.   I am so grateful to still receive comments and kindness, in spite of my absence.
I have been at my daughter's side and have been helping with my young grandson since my son-in-law died recently...., it's been a heart-breaking time for our whole family ..but we are finding how amazingly wonderful people can be in the most difficult days.  The love we have received has been so overwhelming....there are so many good hearts in the world.

I will look forward to a time when I can return and am hoping to find time for writing poetry again sometime soon..  but I will check in as time allows, and enjoy reading yours, whenever I can. Thank you dear Soupers
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  1. Date: 1/14/2013 5:04:00 PM
    You are the angel for your family in a time of dire best wishes are with you, your daughter, and the process of healing, Carrie. U are loved! gwendolen

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  1. Date: 12/1/2012 8:10:00 PM
    YOu take care of you Carrie..I bet you are trying to take care of everyone else. XXXOO

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  1. Date: 11/23/2012 8:15:00 PM
    Dear Carrie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I was not aware of the situation and I regret not paying enough attention to the PS family. If you need to talk, I am a soupmail away. Take care Lee

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  1. Date: 11/19/2012 7:22:00 PM
    I thank you all, so very much, for your care and concern.

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  1. Date: 11/19/2012 4:03:00 AM
    Dear Carrie my prayers are with you and your family in these most needy moments..bug hugs

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  1. Date: 11/18/2012 8:54:00 PM
    Your loss and shock are two big and one can understand the waves of grief and emotions must be affecting you and daughter Carrie. In these difficult hours of grief, we all are with you my friend Carrie to give you strength and our support and love. I know you have the courage to face such a grief and God would give you strength for that to bear it boldly. Love and best wishes always...Ravindra

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  1. Date: 11/17/2012 8:04:00 PM
    So sorry for your loss Carrie. It must be a very very hard time for all of you. Will keep you in my prayers. Take care . love phyl

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  1. Date: 11/17/2012 7:43:00 PM
    :-( pd

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  1. Date: 11/17/2012 1:02:00 PM
    So sorry to read about your loss Carrie. My thoughts are with your family at this sad time. Many hugs from Bonnie Scotland to you all xx

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  1. Date: 11/17/2012 10:36:00 AM
    Oh my God Carrie...this is the first I've heard of this...of course my prayers are with you and your family, especially your dear daughter and grandson...stay strong my friend - Tim

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  1. Date: 11/17/2012 7:26:00 AM
    In your absence, you are still with us. Tthoughts go out to your family, may they find the strength to face each day as it comes.......Seren

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    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts Date: 11/17/2012 7:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    oops typo Thoughts*
  1. Date: 11/17/2012 4:58:00 AM
    Stay strong Carrie,I will send you all my prayers and love.Also sending you a mega big hug..Arild

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  1. Date: 11/17/2012 4:33:00 AM
    Dear Carrie, Im very sorry to hear about the loss of your son-in-law. Such a lamentable tragedy. Please, accept my condolences, I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you and your family. My thoughts and my best wishes at this sad time. Ruben.

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  1. Date: 11/16/2012 11:49:00 PM
    Dear Carrie-- if I could, I would really be hugging you and your daughter and grandson SO tight right now, to let you know how deeply I feel for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss... Thank you Frank, for letting me know...what you are going through hits so close to home...I send you love and prayers. Stay strong and know I am always here for you.

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  1. Date: 11/16/2012 11:47:00 PM
    So sorry for your family's loss Carrie. Your daughter is obviously taking great comfort from your help. Stay strong xx

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  1. Date: 11/16/2012 11:14:00 PM
    Carrie, I am sorry to hear of this tragedy in your lives. I've noticed your absence, Carrie. For me you are a star! Keep shining on, and God bless your family.

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  1. Date: 11/16/2012 10:57:00 PM
    Carrie, I fumble around when it comes to condolences. I am very sorry to find out about your family's loss. Blessings towards your family's ongoing process of recovery.

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  1. Date: 11/16/2012 10:42:00 PM
    I'm so sorry to hear of your family's loss Carrie, such a devastating thing

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  1. Date: 11/16/2012 8:28:00 PM
    I'm so sorry to hear this sad news... my dear friend. My heart breaks for you, your daughter, and the rest of your wonderful Family. If there is anything I can do...please don't hesitate to let me know.

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  1. Date: 11/16/2012 8:28:00 PM
    Thank you, Carrie-Dear. You are such a sweetheart and we know that life has a way of making its demands. I am so sorry for your family's loss and I know if I were in your position I'd be there day and night for my daughter, for as long as I could. I hope someone is also there by YOUR side. Thinking of you. Thank you for leaving this blog at a time when time is so short... hugs, Cyndi

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My Past Blog Posts

Happy Birthday To Andrea !! And A Message From Nikko !! :)
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Fresh Start
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In Remembrance --IDES OF NOVEMBER
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POSTING NIKKO'S WORDS (Typhoon Aftermath)
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Man vs Nature -- The Rim Fire
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Summer and Smoke
Date Posted: 7/18/2013 12:22:00 PM
Dragon Slayers Need Better Sense (or Census Takers)
Date Posted: 5/7/2013 3:33:00 PM
Hall of Shame Award....another candidate !
Date Posted: 4/24/2013 4:28:00 PM
A Spring Arrival
Date Posted: 3/29/2013 1:52:00 PM
Date Posted: 3/14/2013 1:36:00 PM
Romance Is Alive and Well !!
Date Posted: 2/13/2013 4:28:00 PM
In My Absence
Date Posted: 11/16/2012 8:20:00 PM
Apologies For Neglecting My Souper Friends!
Date Posted: 10/7/2012 1:48:00 PM
Thank you all !!
Date Posted: 12/22/2011 2:01:00 PM
Do You Have A Minute?...It's Worth It! enjoy!!
Date Posted: 11/6/2011 1:41:00 PM
Remembering Stanley....:)
Date Posted: 10/24/2010 11:11:00 AM
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Is It Just Me...Or is it a Computer Glitch???
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Spring Break from School
Date Posted: 3/23/2010 10:54:00 AM

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10/17/2014Silver StreakI do not know?travel,
10/15/2014LostIambic Pentameterlost,memory,old,remember,
10/10/2014November DreamsSijoautumn,nature,
10/10/2014Lynx EyesFree versenature,storm,
10/7/2014Reach For The StarsAcrosticlove,marriage,romance,
10/4/2014The Raven WaitsFree verseimagination,mystery,
10/3/2014crossfireFree versehistory,holocaust,loss,re
10/2/2014SentinelFree verselight,night,
9/25/2014Old WoundsIambic Pentameterfeelings,introspection,sl
9/24/2014The Bakery and a Buttermilk BarFree versenostalgia,teen,
9/23/2014Vixen Of The MistVerseimagination,sea,
9/20/2014Out of the BadlandsFree versecowboy,
9/20/2014Heaven ScentHaikubeauty,flower,grandmother
9/18/2014I'm an 8Ottava rimanature,rain,
9/16/2014Good BonesNarrativefamily,home,memory,nostal
9/14/2014Taunting the DragonNarrativelove,lust,senses,words,
9/12/2014Cruelest WindsEthereeautumn,introspection,life
9/10/2014Autumn HarvestRondeauautumn,
9/9/2014The GiftDramatic monologuesun,
9/8/2014Into The SunsetFree verselost love,
9/7/2014My AddictionTerza Rimabooks,happiness,
9/6/2014Dying StarLyriclost love,sad love,
9/5/2014On Halloween NightFree versedark,holiday,horror,scary
9/4/2014Golden ThreadsRhymenature,seasons,
9/1/2014Above the MantelEkphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,
8/29/2014Breaking the IceTankalost love,sad love,
8/29/2014The Grand CanyonAbecedariannature,places,
8/29/2014A Day In The Shade--ZeugmaTrioletfishing,happy,
8/28/2014A Girl From DarfurProse Poetrydeath,holocaust,horror,sa
8/27/2014Where Frozen Embers Still BurnFree verseautumn,inspirational,intr
8/26/2014Letter to a HeroFree verseloneliness,missing,soldie
8/25/2014The CrossingSenryugoodbye,lost love,
8/23/2014The Witch Next DoorRhymepeople,
8/22/2014Quote MeFree verseinspiration,introspection
8/21/2014ObliqueFree versedream,emotions,loss,sleep
8/19/2014Transient Time of DayIambic Pentameternight,sky,
8/18/2014Enlightenment---The Story TellerHaikupeople,war,
8/18/2014Drat My Footle---A Fat KaboodleFootlefunny,vanity,
8/15/2014View From The Top of the TrailFree versejourney,life,
8/14/2014Taking a RiskRhymeanimal,humorous,storm,
8/14/2014Dramedy of ErrorsProseanger,heartbroken,lost lo
8/13/2014Student DriversFootlecar,
8/12/2014TeeteringFree verseintrospection,life,
8/11/2014Beyond The SunLyrichappiness,love,
8/7/2014Chariots of FireVersefantasy,
8/6/2014Barn OwlFree versebird,nature,
8/5/2014Skylark DreamsVersebird,children,dream,
8/4/2014lines of discontentHaikutravel,
7/29/2014Unfettered WordsFree verseautumn,introspection,loss
7/28/2014Shell of a NomadFree verseanimal,introspection,natu
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7/26/2014Destiny's WomanSonnetmythology,people,
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7/25/2014an empty bottleSenryuloss,mother,
7/23/2014Sympathic Moon --- TritinaVersebaby,mother,
7/22/2014Strange, Not Knowing WhoTerzanellefriendship,grief,inspirat
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7/17/2014Scent of ChildhoodRhymechildhood,
7/16/2014A Tap on Memory's DoorVerseimagery,memory,
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7/3/2014Dancing RaindropsAcrosticanimal,rain,
7/3/2014What I GaveFree verseintrospection,
7/3/2014Beyond the CounterpaneFree versechildhood,poems,poetry,
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6/30/2014Change of HeartQuintain (English)how i feel,introspection,
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6/24/2014From The PastFree verseimagination,introspection
6/23/2014Beach PicnicTankabeach,summer,sun,
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6/19/2014Releasing MeSonnethappiness,peace,
6/16/2014Tournament of Sally---Aka Racquet-BallsLimerickfunny,sports,
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5/22/2014The Perfect PaintingFree verseart,introspection,
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