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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! 


SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL !


Blog Posted:1/10/2010 10:48:00 AM
Hey soupers, as I was sitting here reading all the wonderful new poetry yesterday, your poems were so exciting and wonderful, that they actually shook me up!! It was only later, that I found out it was a Northern California earthquake that happened to drop by for a visit! And here, all that time, I thought it was your wonderful vibes, comments, and inspiration that had me on the edge of my seat!! LOL !! I give mother nature the credit yesterday....however, most of the time, it is you, my friends who "MOVE ME !! " (no, I'm not packing my bags....a little shake here and there doesn't scare me! :)
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  1. Date: 1/13/2010 4:52:00 AM
    When we were kids we thought we could do that all by ourselves. My son was in Calif when San Fran had the earthquake. Scary thought. Hopefully the last for a century or two. God Bless. Vince

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  1. Date: 1/12/2010 1:51:00 PM
    Don't drop into the ocean honey! Light & Love

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  1. Date: 1/10/2010 5:52:00 PM
    We had a minor earth shake one time here in my part of Canada and it was pretty scary.. my high rise building shook... plates in the china cabinet fell... then nothing.. took me a bit to get over that... so I think you are very brave to take it so lightly... my gosh the next day I was preparing a disaster kit... and stocking up on canned goods... I think I have that somewhere...

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  1. Date: 1/10/2010 1:42:00 PM
    Carrie, I'm delighted to hear you are okay. I am in agreement with your blog. There will always be little shakes here and there and if we live in fear we can never enjoy ourselves. Thanks...Raul

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  1. Date: 1/10/2010 1:35:00 PM
    Carrie, I'm glad you didn't get hurt in the earthquake! Mother Nature and God were watching over you. And it really is great the way Soup members provide comfort to us, isn't it? Happy New Year, my friend. Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 1/10/2010 12:56:00 PM
    Thanks for thinking of me....however we were more on the fringe...it was the coast that was hit harder. Also, as we live in the rural countryside, we have no tall structures or skyscrapers to worry about. I do have to admit, that when we visit San Francisco...I think about it a lot more seriously!! Give me the country life!! LOL !

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  1. Date: 1/10/2010 12:45:00 PM
    I heard about the earthquake this morning! I don't know if I could live some place where there's always a threat of a shake up - Though I live in NYC, and we could have shake ups of a man made explosive kind at any time! Glad you're okay

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  1. Date: 1/10/2010 10:56:00 AM
    Hi Carrie, read about it in the paper this morning. I was raised in Humboldt Co..lots of quakes in that area. I think we are "neighbors" I live in Vacaville, near Sacramento... BG

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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
9/16/2014Good 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
8/25/2014The CrossingSenryugoodbye,lost love,
8/23/2014The Witch Next DoorRhymepeople,
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,
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