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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


Keeping Christmas
Blog Posted:12/8/2009 1:38:00 PM

 

Whatever personal religious persuasian each one of us may hold, the spirit that surrounds the holiday season can bring out reminders for us to reach out a bit more, to care a little more, to act upon our charitable instincts a little more.....and hopefully, have softer, kinder hearts. A quote from a Peter Marshall prayer that says.."Oh, God, if only we would keep Christmas the whole year through".... if only we not "spend" Christmas, nor "observe" Christmas. But instead if we were to "KEEP" Christmas---keep it as it is...in the heart of each one of us, day after day...not just in this season of giving. Let us keep it in our hearts to stay. Merry Christmas to you all, dear Soupers!
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  1. Date: 12/17/2009 5:15:00 AM
    Beautifully said, Carrie...wishing you, your family and friends a blessed and happy Christmas....Your good friend - Tim

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  1. Date: 12/12/2009 3:30:00 AM
    "That Christmas smile" remember when we were small, and Santa left the perfect gift......that is the smile I love to see on everyones face daily....Have a beautiful Christmas, and Happy New Year......always, Christy

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  1. Date: 12/9/2009 8:15:00 PM
    This is a wonderful, uplifting message, Carrie! I'm sure we will all try to keep the spirit of Christmas in our hearts throughout the year. The world will be a better place if we succeed. Merry Christmas and much love to you, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 12/9/2009 4:06:00 PM
    Yes, if only Christmas love for all mankind could extend the whole year through, that would be so wonderful

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  1. Date: 12/9/2009 11:04:00 AM
    I agree, Danielle! The biggest hearts are found right here among the Soupers! :)

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  1. Date: 12/8/2009 11:19:00 PM
    Most of us ARE kind to others the year-round. That's the kind of people you find here at The Soup. Happy Holidays! ***Danielle***

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  1. Date: 12/8/2009 7:57:00 PM
    Merry Christmas to you too, dear Carrie. Love, Lainie

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  1. Date: 12/8/2009 7:45:00 PM
    great thoughts to ponder ...... we should definitely keep this spirit burning 24/7/365.............wishing you and your family all the best this christmas season!

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  1. Date: 12/8/2009 6:17:00 PM
    Love your blog today! What a wonderful message. Merry Christmas to you and may it's wonderful spirit spill over into the hearts of all everyday of the year! Smiles from Lolita

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  1. Date: 12/8/2009 6:01:00 PM
    Nice message, Carrie and I agree. let's! Thanks for sharing your heart here and with your poetry. Best wishes, Caroline.

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  1. Date: 12/8/2009 2:58:00 PM
    Keeping Christmas all year long is a beautiful thing. Happy Holidays, Carrie! Love, Iolanda

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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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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
7/7/2014Conversation with the SunSonnethappiness,sun,
7/3/2014Dancing RaindropsAcrosticanimal,rain,
7/3/2014What I GaveFree verseintrospection,
7/3/2014Beyond the CounterpaneFree versechildhood,poems,poetry,
7/2/2014Goethe's PathVersenature,
6/30/2014Change of HeartQuintain (English)how i feel,introspection,
6/25/2014First StarVersestar,stars,
6/24/2014From The PastFree verseimagination,introspection
6/23/2014Beach PicnicTankabeach,summer,sun,
6/19/2014A positive poemSijofarewell,nature,sun,
6/19/2014Releasing MeSonnethappiness,peace,
6/16/2014Tournament of Sally---Aka Racquet-BallsLimerickfunny,sports,
6/13/2014Midnight HourRhymemother,nostalgia,
6/11/2014The Touch of a StrangerLyricfriend,friendship,uplifti
6/9/2014A Summer Remembered - Sijo StringSijofirst love,lost love,love
6/6/2014DestinyHaikuintrospection,visionary,
6/6/2014A Shade From The PastSonnetart,nostalgia,people,
6/3/2014Tender Moon -- A NonetNonetmoon,
6/3/2014DREAMSVersedream,sleep,
6/2/2014At June LakeVersenature,
5/30/2014everlastingKimobeauty,death,nature,
5/30/2014ConnectedKimoappreciation,family,
5/29/2014DeliquesceFree versemissing you,moon,nostalgi
5/27/2014Love AffairQuintain (English)butterfly,
5/26/2014Dear Robert FrostFree versepoetry,poets,
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