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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. 

Troubles


Blog Posted:4/8/2013 10:33:00 AM
Does anyone else have this problem?  It is taking me so long to answer comments or to do anything else in Soup that I am quite non productive.  I click on a poem or to comment and it just sits there as though it has been cemented in.  I run out of time before I can get the job done.  I have shut the computer down hoping that will fix the problem but it doesn't.  Any answers? Thanks.  Joyce
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  1. Date: 4/20/2013 11:29:00 AM
    Dear Joyce, I am not on here often, but when I was, there were always technical problems. I hope admin can do something to speed up the site. Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 4/19/2013 3:00:00 PM
    Dear Mom, Hope this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. Yes I have those Problems + the Scroll Up or Down Takes forever.It Doesn't on other sites. I think I prefer a Pen,Paper an Envelope and a Stamp. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR LOVING Son...Harry

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  1. Date: 4/9/2013 4:45:00 PM
    It's not just PoetrySoup. It's an internet problem. People are attacking the spam controller company which is slowing up everyone... since everyone is funneled thru that anti spam company... For the last two years others have been attacking the people who transfer the money between banks... There's lots of determined people who want to make it hard on others out there... Be patient. And at different parts of the day the problem lets up...

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  1. Date: 4/9/2013 12:17:00 PM
    Joyce I am having the same problem everything I click on takes anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes to load which is why I am not commenting much either, Ruben's advice is good but I do that regularly and it has not helped here, I have also switched from Google Chrome to Internet Explorer as my browser , back and forth, that seems to make no difference either, This site has issues, they usually clear them up in time. First thing in the morning and late at night its not as bad

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  1. Date: 4/8/2013 4:53:00 PM
    Hi, dear Joyce. Nope, it's not a VIRUS!!! : D !!! On your right corner, you can see a little house (home), a little star (favorites), and a little cogwheel (tools). Click on "tools." Then click on "Internet Options." Under "General", check the little square "delete browsing history on exit" and then click "delete". Now, there is a sub menu open. I want you to check the square "temporary internet files" ( I use to check all of the little squares but you just need the Temporary Internet files). Then click "delete" and in the next window: click "apply".

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    Johnson Avatar Joyce Johnson Date: 4/8/2013 6:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I can't find these icons. My daughter will be up this weekend and I think she will probably be able to fix it. She can attach to my computer and go through my files. Thank you so much. Love, joyce
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/8/2013 4:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And your computer will be OK. : ) Let me know if it's working properly. My best wishes.
  1. Date: 4/8/2013 2:16:00 PM
    JOyce, I don't think it is a virus. If you are fast at other websites, it means it's just Soup being slow. I noticed it three times last week, very slow for me here. It was so annoying i just logged off and came on later. You have to find a time when it is not that way. Good luck!!

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  1. Date: 4/8/2013 11:31:00 AM
    Yes Joyce I have this problem. I think there must be a time out if you take to long. Though I often have to log in again for no apparent reason. Take care Richard

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My Past Blog Posts

 
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My Absence
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Apologies
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Merry Christmas from the West Coast.
Date Posted: 12/24/2012 8:21:00 AM
Thank you
Date Posted: 11/11/2012 2:25:00 PM
apologies
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At Last
Date Posted: 11/6/2012 9:13:00 AM
Daylight time
Date Posted: 11/4/2012 10:22:00 AM
My Favorite contest
Date Posted: 9/7/2012 3:25:00 PM
Judging my Contest
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My Contest
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email request
Date Posted: 8/6/2012 6:01:00 PM
Hugs for PD and save some for Hannah
Date Posted: 7/27/2012 6:54:00 PM
Prayers for Carolyn Devonshire
Date Posted: 6/20/2012 12:10:00 PM
My week
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Apologies
Date Posted: 6/3/2012 8:30:00 AM
Contest Closed
Date Posted: 5/18/2012 5:22:00 PM

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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,
7/21/2014HannahVersebaby,daughter,
7/18/2014Kindly WayVillanellememory,
7/17/2014Unplanned VacationRhymevacation,
7/12/2014No Place To Lay My HeadNarrativevacation,
7/8/2014WhoCoupletanimal,
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,
7/1/2014StormRhymestorm,
7/1/2014What We GaveRhymegiving,war,
6/21/2014A Positive PoemDodoitsulove,
6/18/2014Garden TourSonnetflower,garden,
6/16/2014Goethe PathVersefriend,
6/16/2014ToleranceRhymechange,hope,
6/15/2014Summer SunsetAcrosticsummer,sun,
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