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Church Dinners, A Rumination

Bless the deviled eggs and the preacher’s children. Grab a piece of fried-to-perfection chicken. Coca-cola cake or banana pudding? ~ Prodigals welcomed January 29, 2019 Sapphic Stanza with a JUX Poetry Contest Craig Cornish, Sponsor

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Date: 9/23/2019 9:09:00 AM
This is excellent. The title made me curious and I am not disappointed. Well done, I could taste the goodies.
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Date: 9/23/2019 1:41:00 PM
Oh, thank you so much Richard.
Date: 2/15/2019 5:04:00 PM
Oh how I love this!!! As someone who has attended church potlucks for 40 years, I could smell the food and feel the chaos of kids chasing each other, people jostling for a spot in line, and church ladies displaying proudly their concoctions! Well done! ~Cindi~
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Date: 2/15/2019 5:56:00 PM
And seeing folks you haven’t seen since the last one ;) Thank you! I have so many fond memories of those dinners.
Date: 2/15/2019 2:15:00 AM
Ooh I have no idea what a potluck is, but I love the little sketch you’ve created here! Also love the words you found to fit the rhythm! So original! Congratulations!
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Date: 2/15/2019 10:17:00 AM
Thank you so much for your comment! I am so glad you liked it ! :)
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Date: 2/15/2019 10:14:00 AM
Potluck dinners are known by other names, too. We called them “dinner on the ground”. (???) and I’ve heard “dish to pass.” It’s just a gathering where every one brings food to share. No planning really so you run the risk of not having enough or having all breads or all desserts... but magically there’s always more than enough and all balanced pretty well. No one leaves hungry :)
Date: 2/14/2019 8:40:00 PM
very clever and well written...congratulations :)
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Date: 2/14/2019 9:22:00 PM
Thank you very much :)
Date: 2/13/2019 11:00:00 PM
Congratulations! You nailed the contest and the desserts at every church picnic, potluck or prayer circle.
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Date: 2/13/2019 11:10:00 PM
Thank you dear friend! You can not imagine how tickled i was to realize I could fit "banana pudding" in that spot :)
Date: 2/13/2019 8:59:00 PM
Congrats. Thanks for sharing your talent. God bless you.
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Date: 2/13/2019 9:00:00 PM
Thank you so much Beata :)
Date: 2/13/2019 8:40:00 PM
seeing this again. Gotta fave it. Congrats!
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Date: 2/13/2019 8:59:00 PM
O wow! Thank you, Andrea :)
Date: 2/13/2019 6:59:00 PM
I love the opening line. Congrats.
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Date: 2/13/2019 7:10:00 PM
Thank you Rob. That’s my favorite line, too :)
Date: 2/13/2019 2:08:00 PM
You have entertained us with this delightful Sapphic stanza, P.S! Love the jux, too. Congratulations on such a fine showing! Regards // paul
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Date: 2/13/2019 2:10:00 PM
Thank you so much Paul! I am glad you enjoyed it. I had a fun headache writing it ;)
Date: 2/13/2019 1:17:00 PM
Mmm...so good! Congrats, P.S.!
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Date: 2/13/2019 1:48:00 PM
Thank you Kim :) (this one makes me hungry)
Date: 2/13/2019 11:43:00 AM
EXCELLENT! I love the memory of these potlucks, especially in winter, when the steam ran down the windows from all the good hot food! Congratulations!
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Date: 2/13/2019 2:08:00 PM
Andrew thank you for that image! Yes, cold days with home cooked food... :)
Date: 2/13/2019 10:08:00 AM
You've described all with perfection of form!
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Date: 2/13/2019 12:15:00 PM
Craig, my goodness you have made my day! I enjoyed learning this form. Thank you for the challenge as well as the honor of placing in your contest!
Date: 1/31/2019 12:48:00 AM
Nice PS, brought back some memories, aren't the preachers kids the devil sometimes! :)
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Date: 1/31/2019 6:17:00 AM
I pictured the church ladies trying to set everything out and kids scampering. I am glad you liked it :)
Date: 1/30/2019 5:47:00 PM
'The Prodigal Son' is one of my favorite parables! I have to admit, I have never tried Coca-Cola cake, though banana pudding sounds good! I can practically TASTE the fried chicken! :-)
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Date: 1/30/2019 8:59:00 PM
I miss the church potlucks, too! And there was always one single fellow, who would bring chips! I LOVE it!
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Date: 1/30/2019 6:43:00 PM
This is a bit of nostalgia for me. We don't do church potlucks like we used to. But, everybody would show off and make their best recipes. Makes me miss a whole lot of sweet ladies from my childhood. :)
Date: 1/29/2019 9:29:00 PM
This is Great P.S. I love it!!
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Date: 1/29/2019 10:40:00 PM
Thank you Bobby :)
Date: 1/29/2019 3:03:00 PM
Now that had JUX and I loved the whole thing!!
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Date: 1/29/2019 3:39:00 PM
O thank you Andrea! I am glad you liked it :)
Date: 1/29/2019 2:58:00 PM
This went to my FAV list, I liked it in its entirety, P.S.
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Date: 1/29/2019 3:37:00 PM
O thank you so very much!
Date: 1/29/2019 11:18:00 AM
Love this one! Great and fun verse, P.S.! Good luck in the contest! :)
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Date: 1/29/2019 11:20:00 AM
Thank you!