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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! 


Spring Break from School


Blog Posted:3/23/2010 10:54:00 AM
We are enjoying our grand-daughter all this week, during her spring break from school. She even posted a poem with me this morning...and yesterday we walked the hills behind our house, (this pasture is right beyond our fence) under a beautiful spring afternoon sun! The cows didn't mind our intrusion, too much, hopefully! Posting a couple of pictures of Claire Elise...age 11, and a sweetheart! We have a busy week, and so much fun with this special child! :) Thanks Abe, for the idea to write about a Komodo Dragon...Claire loves dragons...real ones, and as well as fantasy. A budding poet!
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  1. Date: 4/3/2010 1:00:00 PM
    Savor each moment spent with your grand daughter. The best thing in the world is being a grandmother. We are so blessed to have them. She is a cutie. Have a wonderful Easter. God Bless Phyl

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  1. Date: 3/29/2010 4:40:00 PM
    carrie richards is a little girl? oh. i'm supose to read the blog first. cute girl. we had to go th grand ma's for the summers. don't make her pick to many peas. john

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  1. Date: 3/25/2010 7:26:00 PM
    Enjoy each and every moment. They grow too fast and each moment is to be savored. She's a beautiful young lady. I'm sure that smile lights your world. God Bless. Vince

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  1. Date: 3/24/2010 6:25:00 PM
    And what a beautiful grand-daughter Claire Elise is, Carrie!...Aren't we so very blessed to have them in our lives? - Tim

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  1. Date: 3/24/2010 12:15:00 PM
    What a demomstration of love from you Carrie ! I've read several of your writes in the past, and I must say...if your grand daughter hangs with the likes of you, she will follow in your footsteps ! God bless, and send my love ! james

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  1. Date: 3/23/2010 9:21:00 PM
    Claire is lucky to have such a great person to influence her life . your right i think her and Will would love playing together with Kaleb.......

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  1. Date: 3/23/2010 4:14:00 PM
    Cute pic of Claire, Carrie. How wonderful to have a grand daughter that enjoys poetry with you. I wonder if one of mine will grow up to like poetry! LUv, andrea

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  1. Date: 3/23/2010 3:43:00 PM
    Well enjoy Carrie and its always good to know there is a new poetess blooming ..she certainly is a sweetie looking at her photo here... tell Claire I like dragons and fantasy too... have a wonderful time sharing..luv.. Linda-Marie..

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  1. Date: 3/23/2010 3:16:00 PM
    How could she help but be a budding poet with you as a grandmother! I know you must be loving her visit. I'll check out the poem...oops! My neighbor called...time to walk. (I've got to loose the pounds.) Love to you and happy spring break! Smiles, Dane Ann

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  1. Date: 3/23/2010 3:03:00 PM
    What a beautiful photo. Enjoy.

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  1. Date: 3/23/2010 11:46:00 AM
    Your granddaughter is beautiful, Carrie! Have fun writing about the dragon -- maybe Claire will want to co-write it with you. Enjoy your time with her. Love, Carolyn

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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
7/22/2014Strange, Not Knowing WhoTerzanellefriendship,grief,inspirat
7/21/2014Fish FodderLimerickfunny,
7/17/2014Scent of ChildhoodRhymechildhood,
7/16/2014A Tap on Memory's DoorVerseimagery,memory,
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,
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EdinburghFree versededication,hope,life,love
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