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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! 


LEMONADE OUT OF LEMONS


Blog Posted:6/15/2010 6:40:00 PM
Inspired by Debbie Guzzi's newest contest....I was reminded of last summer, and a good example of taking that phrase literally!!! We live in a neighborhood of homes, out in a hilly rural area...perhaps 30 homes on our 1/2 mile circle, each with a little acreage...everyone knows everyone else. Many of us, decided to have a "whole neighborhood" yard sale/and neighborhood party one weekend last summer...ending with a big barbecue at our house. My grandson was staying here for the day, at the time, and was getting rather bored by mid-morning....and was asking when was the party going to start? Well...we still had until 4:00 before everyone at each house was going to "close-up" and bring their pot-luck dishes to our house. So suddenly, Will decided he wanted to sell something too....and got this great idea...a Lemonade Stand! He set up shop....went into business (with a little of my assistance)....and made a ton of money!! People were so kind....and gave him more than the stuff was worth....and he had the best time, and took it all so seriously....wants to know if we are doing it again this year!!! He made a boring lemon day, into a fun memory!! :)...hence the photo!!
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  1. Date: 6/16/2010 5:34:00 PM
    I'm thirsty now Carrie. : )) your grandson is adorable. xoxoxo

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  1. Date: 6/16/2010 4:51:00 PM
    Very amusing Carrie, i am just here snooping on all blogs. but i really liked the tittle, it drew me in. smiles and chuckles to your blog. Have a nice one,..p.d.

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  1. Date: 6/16/2010 11:47:00 AM
    Such a cool story! Wonderful handsome grandson! Light & Love

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  1. Date: 6/16/2010 7:50:00 AM
    I love the story Carrie-Thanks for sharing it with us!~Tirzah~

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  1. Date: 6/16/2010 12:48:00 AM
    A real Grandma's feelings. But grandma is a grandma

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  1. Date: 6/15/2010 10:57:00 PM
    How cute :) I am sure he will remember for a long time that fun day when grandma Carrie helped him in his lemony venture. By the way, Carrie, are there any walnut trees around there? I have been trying to buy walnuts when very fresh and cannot find them anywhere :( My grandma's walnut memories for me...Let me know.

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  1. Date: 6/15/2010 9:12:00 PM
    Sweet (um, sweetly sour) little tale, Carrie! and thank'ee for commenting to my blog today. YOu are a great friend here at Soup. Luv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 6/15/2010 8:00:00 PM
    Sounds like a lot of fun Carrie, and the little fella got some good experience too. agape, Moses

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  1. Date: 6/15/2010 7:45:00 PM
    What a great story Carrie.. I, too, have such wonderful memories of those old fashioned lemonade stands ... and my Mom's homemade brand so special.. a yummy funny memory.. thankxxx for sharing.. with luv.. Linda-Marie.

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My Past Blog Posts

 
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Hall of Shame Award....another candidate !
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A Spring Arrival
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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 !!
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....:)
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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
Date Posted: 5/24/2010 8:29:00 AM
Spring Break from School
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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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