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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. 


Most Recent Blog Post

Daylight time
Blog Posted:11/4/2012 10:22:00 AM


An extra hour to sleep in,
Oh I will enjoy that.
All would be well had I remembered
To turn back my kitty cat.
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  1. Date: 11/5/2012 8:35:00 PM
    HA! I hear THAT! I don't have a cat (she passed away last December) but I do have a three year old who was up at 6 am this morning.... and still lasted till 8:41 tonight... send reinforcements when you can. I may not last the week. HA HA! Hugs from Cyndi

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  1. Date: 11/5/2012 11:57:00 AM
    Don't have a cat, but my stomach takes about two weeks to adjust. I love the funny blogs.

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  1. Date: 11/4/2012 9:20:00 PM
    So funny, Joyce!

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  1. Date: 11/4/2012 5:23:00 PM
    Such are cats, now my beautiful little girl who is an English bulldog will sleep until I rise, if its 2 hours or 12 hrs, she will sleep in bed and not move. Just snores a bit! take care, be well. Lee

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  1. Date: 11/4/2012 4:15:00 PM
    Joyce, that is so cute! Here in Arizona, we don't turn our clocks back (only in the upper north near the Grand Canyon do they do that). But, it takes a few days, if not weeks, to remember that the kids and grandkids time is changed.

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  1. Date: 11/4/2012 2:53:00 PM
    I think daylight savings days are the two days where I show up to chuch and the parking lot is the emptiest.

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  1. Date: 11/4/2012 1:04:00 PM
    I laughed on reading this ons. Thanks. Jancarl

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  1. Date: 11/4/2012 11:20:00 AM
    Soo funny Joyce, our cat was going crazy thinking it was an hour earlier!! LOL

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  1. Date: 11/4/2012 10:55:00 AM
    I enjoyed the extra hour of sleep, my animals were well behaved; I lucked out. Luv, Gail

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  1. Date: 11/4/2012 10:42:00 AM
    no extra hour here either thanks to the cat

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  1. Date: 11/4/2012 10:26:00 AM
    Oh my ! I had the same problem this morning with my dog, he kept poking me with his nose ! Too funny.

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My Poems

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4/16/2014My Antique TableQuatrainfamily,
4/14/2014Red Moons RisingRhymemoon,
4/11/2014All MineRhymecute love,
4/11/2014 Itty BittyLimerickfun,
4/4/2014Letting GoRhymeson,
4/4/2014Flat Stanley Visits the Skagit ValleyRhymeflower,
4/3/2014Brag TimeRhymepoetry,
4/3/2014Whispers of LoveRhymelost love,
3/31/2014JesusI Is The AnswerRhymejesus,
3/26/2014Looking for SpringQuintain (English)natural disasters,
3/22/2014Magic ForestRhymeanimal,
3/18/2014Counting Her RichesRhymegarden,
3/17/2014Short DanceLimerickdaughter,
3/15/2014The SeasonsCoupletseasons,
3/14/2014Wearing of the GreenSonnetholiday,
3/12/2014A LimerickLimerickaddiction,anger,
3/11/2014The Ultimate FanRhymefootball,
3/6/2014Fragile EarthRhymenature,
3/5/2014To Heal a HeartRhymesorrow,
3/5/2014Faithful RuthQuintain (English)bible,

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