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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! 


Thank you all !!


Blog Posted:12/22/2011 2:01:00 PM
I am sorry to have been away from the Soup so much these past few weeks, with only a chance here and there to write, to comment or acknowledge those who extend a hand in friendship.  But just wanted to make sure the holiday doesn't slip away,  without wishing each one of you, regardless of where you are, which faith you believe in, your circumstance, or nationality, a wonderful season of good will, friendship, and warmth. We are family, and I am so grateful to have had the chance to meet you all, to know some of you on a personal level,  and call you "friend".  Thank you for this most wonderful gift of friendship.  Blessings of the Season to all and Good things in the New Year!
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  1. Date: 1/16/2012 10:22:00 PM
    No problem. We all have our lives to lead as well. All the best to you, Carrie.

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  1. Date: 12/31/2011 9:17:00 AM
    have a great new year yourself csrrie. cory

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  1. Date: 12/27/2011 4:49:00 PM
    Have a very bright New Year too. Enjoyed reading your talented writes through out 2011...look forward to many more. Gwendolen

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  1. Date: 12/27/2011 8:37:00 AM
    Carrie! I need to stop by here more often with so many friends still near and dear to my heart! Just sending you tons of good wishes for a wonderful holiday season and beautiful new year to you and yours! And...if I may...to so many of you here I love and miss dearly! Thank you Carrie! Warmest hugs, shar xoxoxo

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  1. Date: 12/25/2011 12:16:00 AM
    Dear Carrie,Thank-YOU AND may YOU be Blessed this Holiday Season and throughout the New Year, may it be a Happy,Healthy,Prosperous and may YOUR Pen be a Blessing to us all as usual LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Liege...Harry

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  1. Date: 12/24/2011 10:04:00 PM
    Hope your Christmas is perfect too carrie! :)

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  1. Date: 12/23/2011 8:14:00 PM
    Merry CHRISTmas Carrie. Vince

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  1. Date: 12/23/2011 1:49:00 PM
    My thanks to you all for such lovely comments....I am honored and grateful and look forward to knowing each of you better in the coming months! Merry Christmas!!

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  1. Date: 12/23/2011 10:04:00 AM
    Carrie, have a wonderful Christmas / New Year and a healthy 2012, hugs - James xx

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  1. Date: 12/23/2011 10:00:00 AM
    Thank you very much as well, Carrie!! ^_^ I consider you as one of the precious gems here at the Soup! God bless you and your wonderful family and Merry Christmas to you!! Hugs and love to you! :D

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  1. Date: 12/23/2011 9:55:00 AM
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you also, Carrie. Best wishes and hugs, Catie :)

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  1. Date: 12/23/2011 8:50:00 AM
    Happy Holidays to you and your family Carrie.. All the best for 2012!! love Wilma

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  1. Date: 12/22/2011 7:33:00 PM
    wishing you a most joyous christmas and a very happy New Year Carrie!You're the best!

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  1. Date: 12/22/2011 7:09:00 PM
    To you as well Carrie :) May 2012 bring you and your family many wonderful blessings :) Love, Natalie

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  1. Date: 12/22/2011 6:56:00 PM
    Right backatcha, Carrie. Peace, goodwill, joy and hope.. the greatest is love, namaste~N

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  1. Date: 12/22/2011 6:40:00 PM
    Thanks, CArrie. Miss you! Merry Christmas! haha, look at Frank talking to himself!

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  1. Date: 12/22/2011 5:41:00 PM
    Merry Chrissy to you and your family Carrie.. xxx

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  1. Date: 12/22/2011 2:29:00 PM
    Hi Carrie I could not agree more about being a family,a Merry Christmas to you ..David

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My Past Blog Posts

 
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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 !!
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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"
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LEMONADE OUT OF LEMONS
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TATTERED BIRTHDAY CARD
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Spring Reminder!!
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My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
8/22/2014Quote MeFree verseinspiration,introspection
8/22/2014NeverlandNarrativechildhood,nostalgia,place
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,
8/15/2014Through The MistFree 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,
8/5/2014tug-a-warHaikuanimal,dog,
8/4/2014lines of discontentHaikutravel,
7/29/2014Unfettered WordsFree verseautumn,introspection,loss
7/28/2014Shell of a NomadFree verseanimal,introspection,natu
7/27/2014Under The SkylightVersepassion,
7/26/2014Destiny's WomanSonnetmythology,people,
7/26/2014 Kate's PlaceRhymecowboy,people,
7/25/2014an empty bottleSenryuloss,mother,
7/23/2014Sympathic Moon --- TritinaVersebaby,mother,
7/22/2014Strange, Not Knowing WhoTerzanellefriendship,grief,inspirat
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