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I was born in Des Moines, Iowa. During the war Mom and my sister and I lived in Mason City until Dad came home. Then back to Des Moines. Graduated High School at Topeka High in Topeka, Kansas, and then went right to work for Hallmark Cards in the Litho Art Department. This proved to be better than a college education in art. Met and married my husband in Topeka, then moved to Staten Island, NY to take over De Jong's Bakery, the family business. We ended up in Colorado, bought a new bakery and settled down to raise our four kids and a menagerie of critters on a 15 acre homestead. For the most part, these were wonderful and fun filled years. Then I lost my husband of thirty-seven and a half years, January 1, 1998. Happy New Year.... It just hasn't been the same since, and a fair amount of my poetry reflects this transition in my life.

I have always drawn and painted for pleasure, to tell small stories, but I also have always written down my feelings. Sometimes when I couldn't find the words to say them out loud, or when I was filled with joy or frustration, writing set the feelings in order. (I am famous for having the right words to say the next day after the wrong words were already said!)

Locally I am a member of the Greeley Poetry Club, and the Greeley Art Association. These are fun groups and has flowered some good friendships.

I am a watercolorist of wildlife and Americana subjects. If you are interested, here is the link to my website and blog.

http://www.fortmeyereditions.com/

http://fortmeyer.blogspot.com/



I am back ...


Blog Posted:10/24/2007 1:56:00 PM

I want to thank all my new friends here at Poetry Soup for all your wonderful comments on "Firefly." I was surprised that it was featured a second time. Like I told Vince, maybe it has a second showing because someone knew this was the week my sister died.

She was gone before I got there. I had headed for Topeka on October 16th to be with my sister during her final days. Three hours into a ten hour drive her husband called to tell me she had passed away.

Please don't be sad for me or for her. For those of us who knew her, her light still shines. And if I am not to be selfish, she is now getting better care. Her fingers are no longer arthritic, so she can sew again, this time; Angel wings. The lump on her jaw is gone, unable to skew her pretty face. The pain from the cancer in the adrenal gland is no longer preventing her from standing. The tumors in her brain no longer keep her from thinking clearly. Gone is the cancer that filled her lungs with liquid so she could no longer breathe. Somewhere, where we may not yet go, she takes in the sweet fresh air and lets the breezes toss her real hair once again.

Thank you all for staying with me. And now, to get back to my poetry.

~J~

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  1. Date: 11/7/2007 10:15:00 AM
    Thank you all so much for taking the time to share your thoughts with me. You have helped me more than you know. I too will think of my sister each time I see a Firefly. She will always be a beautiful spirit. ~Judy~

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  1. Date: 10/25/2007 9:24:00 PM
    Dear Judith, She will always be with you. I will think of her every times I see a Firefly. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers. lainie

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  1. Date: 10/25/2007 9:24:00 PM
    Dear Judith, She will always be with you. I will think of her every time I see a Firefly. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers. lainie

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  1. Date: 10/25/2007 5:05:00 AM
    life's but a statement with a comma, and death is the comma, it is not a full stop, i am sorry to hear of this loss of yours but i think it's a gain of etrenal life to the one you lost. God will comfort you, continue to have a nice time on the soup. you are welcome back on board

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  1. Date: 10/24/2007 8:11:00 PM
    Judith, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy, love and prayers are with you. I missed you...as I'm sure many others here at the Soup have also. Stay strong...and remember, you have all my love and support. Peace always, John

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  1. Date: 10/24/2007 5:40:00 PM
    When we believe that life is only the beginning of our journey and that God has something even more special in store for us, we can take some comfort in knowing that our loved ones have entered the second step of that journey. My condolences and God bless. Vince

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  1. Date: 10/24/2007 4:58:00 PM
    Welcome Back!!! I am sorry for your loss. I am very happy that you've been able to find comfort amongst those here on the soup. My prayers are with your family & your sister. My best, Charlie

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  1. Date: 10/24/2007 2:41:00 PM
    May your sister's spirit shine brightly forever. I am so sorry for your loss. Hope you may take at least some comfort here with your friends at PoetrySoup. Wishing you strength and peace. Love, Shar

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Okay, one more time!
Date Posted: 12/30/2008 11:56:00 PM
Aborted up date ...
Date Posted: 12/30/2008 5:03:00 PM
The second day was wilder for me - May 23
Date Posted: 5/26/2008 12:15:00 PM
This was one wild and woolly day - From May 22
Date Posted: 5/26/2008 12:11:00 PM
I am Back
Date Posted: 5/17/2008 1:12:00 PM
His Funeral
Date Posted: 4/14/2008 10:43:00 PM
St. Patrick's Day Snow
Date Posted: 3/17/2008 2:06:00 PM
Senior Moment
Date Posted: 3/12/2008 4:04:00 PM
God Bless Colorado
Date Posted: 3/3/2008 12:16:00 PM
Cat Story Number Five
Date Posted: 2/25/2008 5:28:00 PM
Cat Story Four
Date Posted: 2/24/2008 9:33:00 AM
Cat Story Three
Date Posted: 2/23/2008 1:43:00 PM
Second cat story The beginning
Date Posted: 2/22/2008 12:55:00 PM
The first cat story
Date Posted: 2/21/2008 2:40:00 PM
Story five The last of the Dog Stories
Date Posted: 2/20/2008 1:23:00 PM
Story four is about Jackie
Date Posted: 2/19/2008 11:30:00 AM
The third story is about Yogi
Date Posted: 2/18/2008 12:43:00 PM
The second story is about Daisy
Date Posted: 2/17/2008 10:16:00 PM
The first story is about Spike
Date Posted: 2/16/2008 11:18:00 AM
SAA Meeting Wednesday
Date Posted: 2/15/2008 12:41:00 PM
The faster the time goes
Date Posted: 2/10/2008 10:47:00 AM
I believe I'm back - Really
Date Posted: 1/22/2008 11:59:00 AM
I am back ...
Date Posted: 10/24/2007 1:56:00 PM
The Silver Box
Date Posted: 9/18/2007 10:33:00 PM
Being Featured -- Again
Date Posted: 9/16/2007 10:50:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
5/13/2011The PorchFree verseintrospection
4/6/2011I Opened My Bible TodayFree versephilosophy,religionwords,
3/4/2010Life's MasksProse Poetry 
8/17/2009HaikuHaikuseasons
8/17/2009Incredible Dew Free verseintrospection,life,nature
7/21/2009VisionMonokuphilosophy
7/21/2009Me & Little Sister Fishin'Free verseadventure,childhood,siste
7/21/2009HaikuHaikuinspirational,nature
5/10/2009The Sound of LeavesFree versenature,time
5/8/2009The HouseSonnethappiness,history,introsp
4/6/2009SummerFree verselife,nostalgia,sea,season
4/6/2009I Miss YouFree versehope,nostalgia,seasons
3/11/2009SensualEpulaeryufood,happiness,passion
3/11/2009SteakEpulaeryufood,funny,happiness
3/8/2009SpringHaikulife,nature,seasons
1/11/2009Red TulipsFree verselife,nature,sadred,
1/9/2009My ResolutionFree verseintrospection,life
10/28/2008I'm alone I amFree verseintrospection,life,loss
6/8/2008It StartsFree versechildhood,life,passion,
5/25/2008Hunting BuddiesFree verseadventure,childhood,life,
5/18/2008His First LoveFree versechildhood,history,schoolm
4/10/2008His funeralLimerickfunny,imagination,song-ly
3/13/2008Poetry RainbowsHaikuhappiness,imagination,ins
2/25/2008FearFree verseadventure,mystery,on writ
2/12/2008Mutual SpiritsFree verseangst,husband,love,
1/29/2008Green Horse TroughFree verseadventure,life,nostalgia,
1/24/2008Does he love me?Free verselife,lost love,love,me,fl
1/24/2008SnowHaikuintrospection,life,nature
1/23/2008MailmanFree versechildhood,life,nostalgia,
1/21/2008RocksFree verseinspirational,introspecti
10/7/2007SpidersHaikuanimals,life,nature,
9/22/2007DetourBiolife,love,sister,time,
9/16/2007HomewardHaikuangst,death,sister,
9/1/2007FirefliesBiodeath,peace,sister,
8/26/2007End of Summer for sure - Version 2 - HopefulFree versehope,nature,seasons,
8/26/2007End of summer for sure - Version 1 - SadFree versenature,sad,seasons,
8/26/2007January 1, 2007Biodeath,husband,loss,sad,lo
8/26/2007The GuestLight Poetryadventure,animals,life,
8/2/2007Memories UnlearnedFree verseadventure,animals,seasons
8/2/2007Rebuilding the Shed in the Backyard - AgainFree versefamily,life,love,son,work
7/29/2007Family LegacyFree versedeath,family,father,husba
7/29/2007Conflict - Tomboy or GirlFree verseadventure,childhood,happi
7/29/2007Election 2004Free verseangst,people,political,
7/29/2007Houses of Stone - Linn Grove SubdivisionFree versedeath,history,introspecti
7/19/2007DroughtFree versedepression,life,natural d
7/19/2007Holding On, Or Throwing Away?Free versedeath,introspection,life,
7/19/2007Daddy Had GirlsFree verseadventure,childhood,famil
7/19/2007Broken - HaikuHaikuconfusion,health,introspe
7/19/2007Sleigh Ride MemoriesFree versehappiness,life,love,nosta
7/19/2007RakingBiointrospection,life,nature
7/19/2007The KissBiohusband,nostalgia,passion
7/19/2007Soul MatesBiohusband,nature,nostalgia,
7/18/2007The Silver BoxHaikuadventure,happiness,myste
7/18/2007Do not blink ... A fast and sad tale.Biolife,philosophy,seasons,i
7/18/2007ABC'sABCimagination,music,uplifti

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Fav Poems

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Waiting It OutFree verseanimals,mystery,nature,
Bears {Tanka}Tankanature,seasons,
Natural Wonder {Haiku}Haikumystery,nature,science,
She Called Him WindFree verselost love,time,
A Delicate BalanceHaikunature

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