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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! 


Earthquakes


Blog Posted:1/13/2010 7:10:00 AM
Dear P.S. friends...I posted a blog just this past Saturday, making rather light of the earthquake that shook No. California....as you know, we were on the fringe, and it rattled our home. But after yesterday's devastating earthquake in Haiti...a reminder that earthquakes are no joking matter. Please pray for these latest victims, and perhaps in some little way, we can send our dollars, prayers and support to those who have lost so much! Thanks.
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  1. Date: 1/15/2010 2:43:00 PM
    Yes, I second this, carrie. Thanks for reminding us all. YOu are a dear. Bye now! Time for me to finally get to making my dinner! LUv, andrea

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  1. Date: 1/15/2010 9:03:00 AM
    My prayers go out to all of those victims of the earthquake. Natural forces can be sweet yet oh so cruel at times. Many prayers to go around. God bless, Scarlett

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  1. Date: 1/14/2010 10:28:00 PM
    I know what you mean, Carrie. I was thinking of you after the earthquake in Fresno. I too survived a major earthquake in 1972 in Bucharest / Romania. I was living on the 13th floor and was home that awlful evening. A 7.6 on Richter scale :(

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  1. Date: 1/14/2010 9:49:00 PM
    Prayers and Dollars, they need everything... Thanks for the reminder, Carrie. God bless us.

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  1. Date: 1/14/2010 5:11:00 PM
    Life is full of death (sigh) and with all those planets lining up in 2012 I'm afraid we're in for more earthquakes, volcano's and tidal waves. Pray is good! Light & Love

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  1. Date: 1/13/2010 9:51:00 PM
    Indeed. They are no jokes, they can take many many lives. My prayers are with the victims of this catastrophe. Thanks for writing this blog. Best wishes, Caroline.

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  1. Date: 1/13/2010 6:28:00 PM
    Life is too special and short to moan about the little things. This is a horror story in reality. Hopefully the US and other countries will speed to their aid. Prayer is needed from all faiths. One lost life is a tragedy. This is mind boggling. Vince

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  1. Date: 1/13/2010 5:09:00 PM
    The last I heard was that there were tens of thousands dead? That is beyond my comprehension! Especially in such a small area? I can not imagine what it must be like there right now....Thanks for posting this, Carrie... My little everyday problems seem very small and silly when compared to this - Tim

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  1. Date: 1/13/2010 10:58:00 AM
    I remember seeing your blog, Carrie, and am glad you did not suffer the type of devastation that Haitians are experiencing. Hopefully we can send some aid to this poverty-stricken nation as they will surely have a difficult time recovering. God bless you for remembering them. Our prayers are with the people of Haiti. Much love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 1/13/2010 10:26:00 AM
    My heart and prayers goes out to them..bless you lovely lady.

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  1. Date: 1/13/2010 10:13:00 AM
    We will pray. How they must be emotionally and physically traumatized. I experienced the good Friday 2009 tornado and still bear some bruises. I still have not quite gotten over the emotional trauma causd by the experience. I was fortunate that no lives were lost her but imagine the number of families who have lost loved ones in this earthquake. I pray that God gives them strength to deal with this tragedy.

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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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23 warning signs that you are severely addicted to poetrysoup dot comList satire,silly,
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