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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/



Senior Moment


Blog Posted:3/12/2008 4:04:00 PM
Time for an update on my crazy life!
Saturday night was concert night. I was looking forward to it. The program was the Spring Pops Concert. They were playing Leonard Bernstein's music. One of the sets is the Westside Story, composed in 1960. Should have been a good evening, but when I went to the bathroom to get ready, there was this strange noise. I finally found that a pipe had burst and water was leaking all over in the crawl space. And that is exactly what it means too. A crawl space. A Halloween decorated crawl space. The plumber found that there was a shut off valve close to the break and that worked. The line was for water to my studio, and I'm not using water in there currently, so ... done and done.
 
My son Hans is out back working on his car. He had bought himself a very bright yellow VW Bug. He needed something that wasn't going to cost him $50 every time he drove to his place out in the country. Anyway, he was screaming that little Bug down the country road, and hit a Jack Rabbit. I can just see this yellow blur flying down the road, and the Jack Rabbit only having enough time for his eyes to get big before the hit. Really messed with the plastic grill and fog lights. He thought that was all it was, but discovered that it dented the air conditioning coil just enough to rub up against the radiator. I think he finally managed to get about a 1/2" clear between them, without damaging the coils, so they shouldn't rub anymore. He'll be keeping an eye on it for a while to be sure. Doesn't need those kinds of problems. They wouldn't be cheap, and he cannot afford the expense right now.
 
Time to tell on my own self. Had a senior moment today. Well, yesterday AND today really. Yesterday I spent a lot of time cleaning and dusting and moving storage boxes out of the living room so it would be presentable. I had an appointment for 11:00 this morning here at the house. At noon I finally called to find out if everything was okay, and found out her appointment is for tomorrow at 11:00, not today. I had in my head that today was the 13th and continued with that assumption without checking it out. Like, before I made the phone call. Then, she said why don't we meet at a restaurant, and we can do our business over lunch. I said that would be just fine. It would have been dusty again tomorrow anyway!
 
~J~
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  1. Date: 3/14/2008 12:00:00 PM
    Thank you Vince for your comments. I assure you I have many disasters behind my belt that are now fun and funny stories to tell and make the little kids marvel!! And Shar, you really made my day! I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE!!!!! Hugs, ~J~

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  1. Date: 3/13/2008 5:46:00 AM
    Thanks for sharing your senior moment. Makes those of us who can't remember what day of the week it is, or why we ran upstairs or downstairs feel so much better. : ) Love, Shar

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  1. Date: 3/12/2008 5:25:00 PM
    Life is funny and it's the messed up times that generate the fondest memories though at the time you're usually not in a mood to accept that. The wedding where someone dropped the cake or the ring bearer got scared, the reunion when someone fell in the pool fully clothed: these are the moments you remember. Have a wonderful day tomorrow and 10 years from now you'll remember yesterday. God Bless. Vince

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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 PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
5/13/2011 The Porch Free verseintrospection
4/6/2011 I Opened My Bible Today Free versephilosophy,religionwords,
3/4/2010 Life's Masks Prose Poetry 
8/17/2009 Haiku Haikuseasons
8/17/2009 Incredible Dew Free verseintrospection,life,nature
7/21/2009 Vision Monokuphilosophy
7/21/2009 Me & Little Sister Fishin' Free verseadventure,childhood,siste
7/21/2009 Haiku Haikuinspirational,nature
5/10/2009 The Sound of Leaves Free versenature,time
5/8/2009 The House Sonnethappiness,history,introsp
4/6/2009 Summer Free verselife,nostalgia,sea,season
4/6/2009 I Miss You Free versehope,nostalgia,seasons
3/11/2009 Sensual Epulaeryufood,happiness,passion
3/11/2009 Steak Epulaeryufood,funny,happiness
3/8/2009 Spring Haikulife,nature,seasons
1/11/2009 Red Tulips Free verselife,nature,sadred,
1/9/2009 My Resolution Free verseintrospection,life
10/28/2008 I'm alone I am Free verseintrospection,life,loss
6/8/2008 It Starts Free versechildhood,life,passion,
5/25/2008 Hunting Buddies Free verseadventure,childhood,life,
5/18/2008 His First Love Free versechildhood,history,schoolm
4/10/2008 His funeral Limerickfunny,imagination,song-ly
3/13/2008 Poetry Rainbows Haikuhappiness,imagination,ins
2/25/2008 Fear Free verseadventure,mystery,on writ
2/12/2008 Mutual Spirits Free verseangst,husband,love,
1/29/2008 Green Horse Trough Free verseadventure,life,nostalgia,
1/24/2008 Does he love me? Free verselife,lost love,love,me,fl
1/24/2008 Snow Haikuintrospection,life,nature
1/23/2008 Mailman Free versechildhood,life,nostalgia,
1/21/2008 Rocks Free verseinspirational,introspecti
10/7/2007 Spiders Haikuanimals,life,nature,
9/22/2007 Detour Biolife,love,sister,time,
9/16/2007 Homeward Haikuangst,death,sister,
9/1/2007 Fireflies Biodeath,peace,sister,
8/26/2007 End of Summer for sure - Version 2 - Hopeful Free versehope,nature,seasons,
8/26/2007 End of summer for sure - Version 1 - Sad Free versenature,sad,seasons,
8/26/2007 January 1, 2007 Biodeath,husband,loss,sad,lo
8/26/2007 The Guest Light Poetryadventure,animals,life,
8/2/2007 Memories Unlearned Free verseadventure,animals,seasons
8/2/2007 Rebuilding the Shed in the Backyard - Again Free versefamily,life,love,son,work
7/29/2007 Family Legacy Free versedeath,family,father,husba
7/29/2007 Conflict - Tomboy or Girl Free verseadventure,childhood,happi
7/29/2007 Election 2004 Free verseangst,people,political,
7/29/2007 Houses of Stone - Linn Grove Subdivision Free versedeath,history,introspecti
7/19/2007 Drought Free versedepression,life,natural d
7/19/2007 Holding On, Or Throwing Away? Free versedeath,introspection,life,
7/19/2007 Daddy Had Girls Free verseadventure,childhood,famil
7/19/2007 Broken - Haiku Haikuconfusion,health,introspe
7/19/2007 Sleigh Ride Memories Free versehappiness,life,love,nosta
7/19/2007 Raking Biointrospection,life,nature
7/19/2007 The Kiss Biohusband,nostalgia,passion
7/19/2007 Soul Mates Biohusband,nature,nostalgia,
7/18/2007 The Silver Box Haikuadventure,happiness,myste
7/18/2007 Do not blink ... A fast and sad tale. Biolife,philosophy,seasons,i
7/18/2007 ABC's ABCimagination,music,uplifti

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