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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! 


Romance Is Alive and Well !!


Blog Posted:2/13/2013 4:28:00 PM
Romance is in the air!

This is the way to do it, ............

all of you who have been struck in the heart by Cupid's arrow! 

Worth sharing in lieu of Valentine's Day.

Enjoy  !!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_v7QrIW0zY   Happy Valentines Day to all!!
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  1. Date: 2/16/2013 1:30:00 PM
    Dear Carrie,Hope this finds YOU and Yours Healthy and High in the Spirit. Belated V-day greetings I loved the clip LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal Liege...Harry

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  1. Date: 2/15/2013 10:46:00 AM
    Sorry for coming late on your sweet and wonderful blog my dear friend Carrie; but, I am here to greet you and your love ones a very happy happy Valentines Day. I wish you all the best of love and joys not only on Heart's Day but always! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome blog and a very nice video. I extremely enjoyed watching it tonight. Have a great day! love and hugs, Leonora

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  1. Date: 2/14/2013 7:38:00 AM
    Carrie, I will come back and see what this was. Just noticed I had missed your blog yesterday and wanted to say hi to you. Luv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 2/14/2013 5:09:00 AM
    Now that was sweet Carrie, love it xx

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  1. Date: 2/14/2013 2:48:00 AM
    I couldn't stop smiling throughout the video. That's the meaning of community and romance! Happy V Day to you Carrie and the rest of the soup!

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  1. Date: 2/13/2013 6:54:00 PM
    Ruben........that's okay......I real man isn't afraid to cry!! :)

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 2/13/2013 7:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sniff! Im not crying! : )
  1. Date: 2/13/2013 6:40:00 PM
    Ruben, If I was gay I'd kiss you, ah what the heck XX---it's Valentines Day!

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 2/14/2013 10:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    BUT don't close your eyes!!
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 2/13/2013 7:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    In Argentina, a kiss on the cheek between male friends when greeting it's common.. a kiss "a la italiana"! Come here, Craig...Mwah! : )
  1. Date: 2/13/2013 6:00:00 PM
    I can't stop smiling... and...Who's chopping onions in here??!! : ) Thanks for sharing this video; it's awesome! Happy Valentines Day, dear Carrie!!

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  1. Date: 2/13/2013 5:57:00 PM
    Congratulations Craig on your 32nd !! That is something wonderful to be proud of!

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  1. Date: 2/13/2013 4:50:00 PM
    Carrie, at first I was 'Who are these nerds" then it was "Hey this is pretty good" then "Why couldn't I have thought of that---this was awesome!" You rule--and perfect for Valentines day--BTW my wife and my 32nd anniversary!

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 2/13/2013 6:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    32 years! WOW! Congratulations, Craig!

My Past Blog Posts

 
Happy Birthday To Andrea !! And A Message From Nikko !! :)
Date Posted: 9/6/2014 9:54:00 AM
Rip It Out
Date Posted: 8/12/2014 10:04:00 AM
Fresh Start
Date Posted: 12/31/2013 4:52:00 PM
In Remembrance --IDES OF NOVEMBER
Date Posted: 11/22/2013 10:47:00 AM
"ODE TO JOY"
Date Posted: 11/17/2013 2:05:00 PM
POSTING NIKKO'S WORDS (Typhoon Aftermath)
Date Posted: 11/11/2013 7:38:00 PM
It's Not About Winning
Date Posted: 11/7/2013 12:08:00 PM
Man vs Nature -- The Rim Fire
Date Posted: 8/28/2013 12:30:00 PM
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
BEWARE OF THE GREEN !!
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
HAVE YOU EVER SAT ON A VOLCANO??
Date Posted: 7/30/2010 2:22:00 PM
Is It Just Me...Or is it a Computer Glitch???
Date Posted: 7/29/2010 10:32:00 AM
"HUG YOUR KID DAY"
Date Posted: 7/22/2010 10:53:00 AM
LEMONADE OUT OF LEMONS
Date Posted: 6/15/2010 6:40:00 PM
TATTERED BIRTHDAY CARD
Date Posted: 5/24/2010 8:29:00 AM
Spring Break from School
Date Posted: 3/23/2010 10:54:00 AM

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
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
9/19/2014QuietudeChokanature,
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
9/5/2014InsomniaChastushkafunny,sleep,
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
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EdinburghFree versededication,hope,life,love
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