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Bloggers PhotoRetired from the printing business in 2011...now happily living in Ponchatoula, LA close to my wonderful (and enormous) family. I have three beautiful daughters, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, who I spoil rotten because that's my job. The bio picture is me with my oldest grandaughter, Dixie.
My goal is to write a halfway decent poem sometime...My favorite poets are Robert Frost, Edward Arlington Robinson and Wallace Stevens...I have read everything John Steinbeck ever wrote at least three times

Isaac Update


Blog Posted:9/3/2012 5:38:00 PM
Good evening friends -

Just got my internet back but I'm sure it's only temporary because some lines are still down
We got pretty strong wind gusts and bad flooding but the water is going down pretty fast now. I had to evacuate but was able to come back home today...my lil' abode is up high so no water damage thank the Lord. My son-in-law's camp in Manchac (down in da' Bayou) was half under water but that's nothing new. He just lets it dry out and fixes it back up again. La Place, LA. (just south of us) got VERY severe flooding.
All in all it wasn't so bad (seen a lot worse!) and we are thankful... Many others were not as fortunate as we were!
Thanks to everyone for the kind comments and concern...greatly appreciated! Hope to be back online soon

God Bless -
Tim
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  1. Date: 9/4/2012 3:36:00 PM
    Guess I get to keep my internet for a while!...Don't know if it's true but some people are saying that all the work done in N.O shoring up the levees, etc. is part of the reason there is more severe flooding elsewhere...the theory is simple...the water's gotta' go SOMEWHERE, they're just redirecting...Who knows? I'm not an engineer...

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  1. Date: 9/4/2012 9:52:00 AM
    how good to know you are almost unscathed, tim... hope to see you regularly again real soon... more devotion for you and the family... keep your chin up!..:) huggs!

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  1. Date: 9/4/2012 6:40:00 AM
    I am very glad you are safe. My best wishes and prayers to your family.

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  1. Date: 9/3/2012 9:13:00 PM
    Tim, I am glad that you didn't get water damage. Good that you can go back home and may God be with those less fortunate thru this.

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  1. Date: 9/3/2012 7:57:00 PM
    Answered prayers, Tim! Glad to hear you and your family are all okay. Hugs, Rhonda

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  1. Date: 9/3/2012 7:34:00 PM
    I'm so glad to hear you were out of harm's way, Tim. Thank God, you are safe and sound......and bless those folks who have to recover for the 2nd time, my heart goes out. If only we could harness some of that water to put out the fires that have plagued the west. We are still having smoky conditions in our valley, due to the Pondarosa fire that threatened several mountain communities not far from us. Mother Nature has been busy!

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  1. Date: 9/3/2012 7:00:00 PM
    Thank goodness you and your family are safe. We got 7inches a few years ago in Missouri for 1 hurricane. And 3.75 inches this time. The rain circled around us for 2 days dropping more than 10 inches in the towns around us. It was like we were in the eye... We got nothing in comparison to you. It broke our drought and we were happy for that. But to live where it comes a shore... my best wishes are with you. I couldn't do it.

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  1. Date: 9/3/2012 5:41:00 PM
    Tim--appreciate the update...glad u and your family are okay as this is not the case with so many others...Thinking of you and your entire family. gwendolen

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  1. Date: 9/3/2012 5:41:00 PM
    Glad to hear you are safe and not quite as bad where you are. Take care Lee

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My Past Blog Posts

 
THAT LITTLE GREEN BOX DON'T 'LIKE' ME
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PLEASE HOLD AND AN AGENT WILL BE WITH YOU SHORTLY...
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And The Winner Is...
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NO 'SPECIAL CHARACTERS' IF YOU PLEASE!
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Comedian Cops: Another example of why they are grossly underpaid
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Calling anyone who gives a damn
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Well, Here I Go Again - Your Favorite Poem or Poems
Date Posted: 5/19/2013 11:20:00 AM

My Poems

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8/24/2014Dying DailyTankafaith,hope,
8/19/2014Occasional SnowNarrativenostalgia,snow,
8/19/2014Footles for the Birds and the BeastsFootleanimal,funny,
8/17/2014Comments By the Sonnet Queen of the Soup:Chokafor her,friendship,
8/16/2014HolocaustNarrativededication,hero,
8/16/2014Love is a BattlefieldVerseromance,
8/12/2014Hey Hank, Did You Just -Senryufunny,writing,
8/11/2014WRITE A FOOTLEFootleanimal,funny,
8/9/2014Finding GodRhymegod,prayer,
8/4/2014When Carolyn Sent Me a Christmas CardKyriellefriendship,
8/4/2014Where DOES The Time GoHaikuspace,
7/29/2014Gonna Charma CharmaLight Poetryfriend,
7/29/2014And She's Not Bad Lookin EitherLimerickfriend,funny,
7/27/2014TIPPY-TOE-TULIP-TUNE-TIMELight Poetrygarden,gender,
7/25/2014Wally Needs to Lighten Up a LittleLimerickfunny,vacation,
7/1/2014The Game, Playing the GameNarrativeloss,son,
6/24/2014In Full BloomTankaapril,memory,
6/24/2014Tanka You But No Tanka YouTankafunny,writing,
6/13/2014He's BAAACK - Rhymehurt,
6/10/2014I Fear That Pinocchio -Limerickfunny,
6/10/2014Pure GoldCoupletinspiration,
5/24/2014After the LiberationNarrativehistory,war,
5/21/2014Charlotte Gets Tough with Miss MuffetClerihewfunny,nursery,
4/21/2014Queen of the Hollywood ScreenCoupletangst,
4/21/2014The MothFree verseanimal,
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He's Their Grandpa Free versededication,husband,
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Philidelphia Free verseheart,music,
A Boston Tea Party PreludeFree verselost lovehusband,husband,
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I want your SEEDSFree verseadventure,funny,old,
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ON THE ROCKSRhymehumorous,
Tissue BoxFree versedaughter,grief,loss,words
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Once a Goddess of EveningFree versechange,color,fantasy,worl
Sleepless NightDramatic Verse (Verse Drama)anger,death,farewell,memo
When Madness Rides on Moonlight Sestinagod,life,
Summer's SnowFree verselost love,love,
A House On the Cliff's EdgeBalladallegory,art,beach,beauti
Indian InkDramatic Verse (Verse Drama)abuse,autumn,death,deep,f
Darling, you dragged me in too deepVillanellelove,
WillowPersonificationtree,
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