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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! 


 

Most Recent Blog Post


A Spring Arrival
Blog Posted:3/29/2013 1:52:00 PM

 

Something wonderful is happening this morning where my daughter-in-law works as a administrator !!
My granddaughter, Claire was on hand to help, she gets school credit for working there too!  Today was special!

  


  Bergin University of Canine Studies is known for elevating the dog as an academic scholarly subject of study and providing service dogs to people with disabilities and veterans with combat-related issues.....they do wonderful work!  This morning, one of their prized pupils "Olympia" became a new mother of five healthy boys, and two healthy girl puppies. Picture is my granddaughter, Claire (almost 15) who hopes to become a veterinarian someday.....she is well on her way!


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  1. Date: 4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
    Wonderful story. God bless your granddaughter.

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  1. Date: 3/30/2013 7:48:00 PM
    Lovely story, Carrie!

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  1. Date: 3/30/2013 4:52:00 PM
    You are so funny, Frank!! Happy Easter!

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  1. Date: 3/30/2013 12:02:00 PM
    WELL! NOT ONE FOR ME TO CONFUSE!!! OBVIOUSLY ...STRICTLY A RICHARDS!! Ha Ha (Our Private JOKE)

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  1. Date: 3/30/2013 7:01:00 AM
    It's such a rewarding occupation as is service dog training--amazing! Good luck to Claire

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  1. Date: 3/30/2013 4:33:00 AM
    Awww so cute, makea good contest that picture !!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing ...Seren

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  1. Date: 3/30/2013 3:50:00 AM
    What a beautiful young lady. Lots of compassion working with animals. Happy Easter. Rick

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  1. Date: 3/30/2013 1:53:00 AM
    Hello my dear friend Carrie! This is a cute blog! I love it. Two thumbs up for your granddaughter, Claire! I'm a pet lover too especially dogs/puppies. When I was still young ( 12/13 yrs. old) I've got 8 dogs to take care and feed, 1 cat, 1 monkey & 1 talking parrot and I was quite lazy to go to school because of them which annoyed my mom ;). I wish we are allowed to have pets here in my place so I can take others aside from my aquarium (secretly kept in my room ;). Thanks for sharing this beautiful blogs and have a blessed and grace-filled Easter Season to you and your love ones! love always, Leonora

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  1. Date: 3/30/2013 12:51:00 AM
    this is so cool, Carrie. What a wonderful thing to be. I think if I ever become a volunteer one day, I will sign up for work in an animal shelter. I love being around animals!

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  1. Date: 3/29/2013 7:52:00 PM
    Hello Carrie, I'm stopping by to say hi, and read a few blogs tonight... crazy as it sounds, I have a son who wants to become a veterinarian someday... so he says... a funny thing, he never keeps up with the pets we have at home... glad I read your blog... and hurray for Claire, ...xox~ Linda

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  1. Date: 3/29/2013 7:50:00 PM
    Little girls are often soft over animals, Chris......my daughter was horse crazy, Claire is nuts about all kinds of animals. Her high school has a animal husbandry dept. and one of her favorite new playmates is a boa constrictor! She isn't afraid of much! (as for boys...she hasn't got the time for them yet.......but it won't be long till her daddy has to get out the shotgun to keep them off the porch! Good luck with your own, Chris.....and Easter wishes to everyone....thanks for taking a look at Claire's special delivery!

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  1. Date: 3/29/2013 7:06:00 PM
    Carrie, this is a feel-good blog! Great photo to go along with a positive story. You must be a very proud grandmother! My daughter(who is still quite a bit younger than your granddaughter)wants to become a veterinarian too(although she wants to have many multiple simultaneous careers lol!). I mean this in a completely light-hearted manner -- you might want to invest in some electric cattle-prods to help keep the boys away :D

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  1. Date: 3/29/2013 7:01:00 PM
    This is wonderful news, thank you for sharing this Carrie, such a lovely photo of your grand daughter you must be proud, xxx

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  1. Date: 3/29/2013 2:55:00 PM
    Claire is a beautiful young lady, and that little bitty puppy is sooo adorable. Happy Easter, Carrie, to you and yours. hugs, Catie :)

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  1. Date: 3/29/2013 2:45:00 PM
    Carrie that is a great project and a wonderful picture...Happy Easter...David

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My Past Blog Posts

 
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
Spring Reminder!!
Date Posted: 3/13/2010 1:32:00 PM
Earthquakes
Date Posted: 1/13/2010 7:10:00 AM

My Poems

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4/22/2014Golden In The Shade - TankaTankadog,nature,
4/22/2014Embers of TimeRhymelost love,love,love hurts
4/21/2014My Grandmother's VaseRhymenostalgia,
4/17/2014PatternsVersenature,
4/16/2014Tilted Dahlias --The ArtistFree verseart,
4/15/2014Itty-Bitty AggravationTrioletnature,sun,
4/13/2014Grand Canyon SuiteFree versebeautiful,beauty,music,na
4/11/2014Who Has AttitudeRhymefunny,writing,
4/9/2014Your Not So Funny FaceRhymefunny,humorous,husband,
4/7/2014Bukowski ContestFree versededication,poets,tribute,
4/7/2014I Was Right --- To Order A PizzaFree versefun,work,
4/7/2014California, I Love YouAcrostichome,places,
4/6/2014FanfareVerselove,
4/6/2014Hiroshima --- for Itty Bitty ContestSedokawar,
4/5/2014For Cyndi - a Blitz poem-- NEWS OF REVOLUTIONRhymepeace,war,
4/3/2014When Forever ComesCoupletcourage,faith,love,
3/30/2014Origami StarsFree verseintrospection,love,relati
3/30/2014Dream KeeperSonnetdream,moon,night,star,
3/27/2014Splash DanceFree versechildhood,children,rain,
3/26/2014ImmortalityFree versecharacter,courage,film,
3/26/2014Nuclear WeaponLimerickfunny,
3/25/2014Trail MarkerTankabird,lonely,longing,loss,
3/21/2014Beneath The Copper TreesTerzanellebeauty,nature,spiritual,
3/14/2014Life Is What You Make ItNarrativebaby,birth,death,mother,n
3/13/2014Where's The BeefLimerickfood,holiday,
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