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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. 

Soup mail bogus messages

Blog Posted:3/31/2012 10:24:00 AM
I just checked my soup mail and tried to answer one new message.  I could not get through but got a danger message that it may be bogus.  The other one I recognized as one likesome of the rest of you have reported.  It was from vicky 44 and wanted me to reply to her email, which I didn't try to do. 
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  1. Date: 4/1/2012 3:52:00 PM
    Joyce, I am so impressed by your biography and the wonderful lady you are. i love to read all the different poems poeple share here, and am sorry you are getting the messages. Do not open any from someone you do not know. And please keep sharing your poems with us.

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  1. Date: 4/1/2012 12:18:00 PM
    My husband was born in Port Angeles, Washington(state). He grew up in Astoria, Oregon. We have lived in Florissant, Missouri for over 33 years.

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  1. Date: 3/31/2012 11:09:00 PM
    Joyce, I had the same all over again... thanks for the blog...always...pd

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  1. Date: 3/31/2012 7:43:00 PM
    Hi Joyce, I haven't received any bogus soupmail but like Debbie, I've been having trouble on the site. I've been getting catcha incorrect over and over and it's typed correctly.I gave up trying to leave comments earlier today. Probably coincidence but who knows.

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  1. Date: 3/31/2012 7:04:00 PM
    I also received that same vicky 44 message, and like you, I didn't reply. I will only open a message that is from someone who I recognize as a friend or someone I know. Better be safe than sorry...also, I would never in any circumstance, give them any personal info.. Thanks for letting us know, Joyce.

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  1. Date: 3/31/2012 7:03:00 PM
    ut oh! the site is hinky tonight..I put in comments it said I had the catcha correct but then posted no comment? what I said did not appear?

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  1. Date: 3/31/2012 3:10:00 PM
    be careful and take necessary precaution, joyce...hope you're fine now... would you like to report this to TPS?? :) huggs!

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  1. Date: 3/31/2012 10:46:00 AM
    don't go there Joyce, have a nice weekend..David

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  1. Date: 3/31/2012 10:31:00 AM
    Best just to ignore them Joyce love.. xxx Hugs

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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,

My Photos


Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
An Invitation to DanceSonnetmusic,nature,
Echoes of the HeartRhymeuplifting,
as I driftHaikusea,
A Hug for the BugQuintain (English)insect,

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