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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 believe I'm back - Really


Blog Posted:1/22/2008 11:59:00 AM

2007 was a really rough year for me. Losing my mother and little sister, and a couple of old friends, took a bigger toll than I expected. I'm the one who is supposed to be strong for everyone else, but apparently I reached my limit.

I am still busy illustrating the adoption series of books. Dogs and Cats are done, and the little furry critters are almost done. (Harry the Hamster, Cindy the Chinchilla, Reggie the rat, Bonnie the Bunny, and last but not least is Frankie the Ferret.) Sound exciting or what. Then come the Equines and theReptiles. And then I'M DONE WITH THAT COMMITTMENT!

I have already outlined several poems that have been lurking in the background for a while. My new aquaintance with Charles Simic is influencing some of it.  (I just discovered his poetry. He is the current Poet Laureate.)

Current Poet Laureate, Charles Simic - Poetry (Library of Congress)

I want to thank all of you here for generously keeping up with comments and congratulations when my poetry was featured for the week. Wasn't that wonderful! Your notes and encouragements have been more important to me than you can know. Thank you, thank you ...

This is probably the best family on the Internet!

I love you all,

Judith

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  1. Date: 1/25/2008 11:29:00 AM
    Hello Catie! I'm delighted that you took the time to visit my website. And it is nice to meet you too. I have been reading your poetry and your blog and am getting a sense of you too. Especially the Christmas you. I got excited about Christmas,and I don't get excited about Christmas! (That can be explained with my "January 1, 2006" poem.)Again, so nice to meet you. ~J~ (Are the pictures showing up in my blog? They didn't for me.)

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  1. Date: 1/22/2008 6:36:00 PM
    Thank you so much Vince and Shar for your welcome back. I'm looking forward to fitting in again. Hopefully like I had never been away. Time to move on. ~J~

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  1. Date: 1/22/2008 5:06:00 PM
    Welcome back. looking forward to reading more. God Bless. Vince

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  1. Date: 1/22/2008 4:13:00 PM
    It's great to have you back Judith. So very sorry for your losses. Look forward to reading your wonderful poetry once again. 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

Poem TitleFormCategories
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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