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What can I say?  My picture above shows you that I have lived a long time.  It was taken in 2008 for our church registry. 

I was a stay at home mom until my last child was in school.  I was widowed when I was forty four and was glad that I was already employed at the local radio station.  I stayed in the same job for thirty years and after I retired at 65 and took a trip to Europe with a friend, I started working again and stayed for another ten years.  I have only been writing poetry since 1999 when I wrote to relieve my grief when my only son died.  I married again four years after my husband died and was widowed again in 1995.  I am an avid gardener and belong to two local garden clubs and am on the board of the district club and state garden club so have lots of meetings to attend. I have my own poetry corner in the state garden club's publication. I live in my home by myself and rent my farm land to a local bulb grower.  I am surrounded by beauty.  All of mv family lives close to me.  Two daughters, six grandchildren,
eleven great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. We live in Washington State in Northwest Washington and love it here. 


Blog Posted:12/24/2011 9:22:00 AM
Happy Christmas Eve and Merry Christmas Day, dear poet friends.  I am wishing you all the happiest and merriest of all.  

Which one are you?  Do you open your gifts on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
Our family members are all Christmas morning traditionlists.  Love, Joyce  
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  1. Date: 12/26/2011 6:11:00 PM
    Merry Christmas. We do ours typically when the family can get together.

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  1. Date: 12/25/2011 4:22:00 PM
    Joyce,Merry Christmas to you.

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  1. Date: 12/25/2011 2:10:00 PM
    Christmas Eve for me or ok technically it's already Christmas morning? Since we have our midnight meal (Noche Buena) to welcome Christmas and then we usually open gifts after that... Merry Christmas to you and your family, Joyce! :D

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  1. Date: 12/25/2011 12:55:00 PM
    Joyce, We just open when all our family members can get together..We used to do it on Christmas Eve but now it is usually before then..Sara

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  1. Date: 12/25/2011 9:52:00 AM
    Joyce, your biography brought me to tears. May God continue to bless you with long life and prosperity. XoXo

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  1. Date: 12/25/2011 9:48:00 AM
    Merry Christmas everyone!!! one love. from Reneice in Jamaica!!

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  1. Date: 12/25/2011 9:14:00 AM
    One little gift at Christmas eve...but morning is the big occasion at our house! Happy Holiday, dear Joyce. And a wonderful year to you in 2012!

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  1. Date: 12/25/2011 6:36:00 AM
    Joyce I wrote apoetic gift to you ! Have a Merry Christmas! Light & Love Always

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  1. Date: 12/25/2011 6:13:00 AM
    Happy Christmas Joyce, have a most lovely festive day :) xx

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  1. Date: 12/25/2011 4:04:00 AM
    I must have been naughty for a long time, I never get any. Have a wonderful time.x

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  1. Date: 12/24/2011 6:35:00 PM
    Merry Christmas Joyce and a fabulous 2012 xxx Were def chrissy morning people..6am chrissy morning people o_O *yawn* xxx

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  1. Date: 12/24/2011 4:32:00 PM
    we open one gift Christmas eve and the rest on Christmas morning..HAve a wonderful Christmas joyce.. cory

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  1. Date: 12/24/2011 1:32:00 PM
    Merry Season and Happy New Reasoning, Joyce. Christmas morning traditionlists, Joyce. Agape, Moses

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  1. Date: 12/24/2011 12:58:00 PM
    Christmas morning.. Merry Christmas to you Joyce..David

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  1. Date: 12/24/2011 11:24:00 AM
    I enjoy opening one present on Christmas Eve, and the rest on Christmas morning. Merry Christmas to you, Joyce! hugs, Catie :)

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  1. Date: 12/24/2011 11:17:00 AM
    JOyce, good question for your blog! I"ve always done it in the morning, as far back as I can remember. I think doing it the night before sometimes has to do with mixed families and making time for different groups of family members. that's what happens with our kids. They have to do the night before with their in-laws! Keep being the great asset to Soup that I've always known you to be and I wish you a super Xmas and New Year.

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  1. Date: 12/24/2011 10:02:00 AM
    Merry Christmas to you also Joyce and vey Happy New Year as well.... big hugs from me to you..xoxo Michael

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  1. Date: 12/24/2011 9:51:00 AM
    Merry Christmas to you, Joyce. When I was child (many, many years ago)we would go to my grandparents house every Christmas Eve and open gifts from them and an aunt and uncle we only saw once a year. On Christmas morning we opened our gifts from my mom and her sister. Today we open on Christmas morning.

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My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
8/15/2014John 3:16Rhymegod,
8/6/2014Chance MeetingRhymelove,memory,
7/30/2014WordsFree verseword play,writing,
7/28/2014The Dance Hall GirlQuatrainscary,
7/26/2014Barbara LeeQuatrainfriend,
7/24/2014Norwegians I have MetQuatrainpeace,
7/22/2014Enough to Make Dan CryRhymeage,
7/22/2014The SkylarkVersebird,
7/21/2014You're InvitedRhymefun,
7/18/2014Kindly WayVillanellememory,
7/17/2014Unplanned VacationRhymevacation,
7/12/2014No Place To Lay My HeadNarrativevacation,
7/5/2014Bawdy LimericksLimerickconflict,
7/5/2014Hungry HoodlumsRhymeparents,
7/3/2014Beyond BeautfulFree versebaby,
7/3/2014Embracing EarthAcrosticbeauty,
7/3/2014Fourth of JulyAcrosticdeath,
7/2/2014God's WondersSonnetbeauty,nature,
7/1/2014What We GaveRhymegiving,war,
6/21/2014A Positive PoemDodoitsulove,
6/18/2014Garden TourSonnetflower,garden,

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An Invitation to DanceSonnetmusic,nature,
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as I driftHaikusea,
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