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Happy 100th Birthday Joyce

Well, what can I say to help you celebrate such a momentous day!
I would like to speak about the things I know best about you Joyce,
That would be your gracious gift of splendorous poetry you share.
I ordered your poetry book 'Lifetime Memories in Verse' a delight!
Your poem 'The perfect Age' sums up 'loving the age you are living.'
Such is a glimpse of the wisdom you have to offer your readers.

Your love of your mother shines a bright light in 'Mother's Tender Care'.
The tender poems you have written to celebrate the love of your family,
Now being the last of your brothers and sisters left alive and alone,
The joy of your three children, the loss of your first-born son reveals
How your strength and faith helped you to deal with such deep sorrow.
Your sweet poems about your love of cats and dogs are so inspiring.

Your talented and charming poem 'The Blackberry and the Rose' just
Made me smile for a long while because these kind of poems linger.
You have gifted a legacy of your life's experiences for family and friends
That's wonderfully displayed in your book, and on the back cover I was
Delighted to discover a picture that shares the beauty of you, the poet,
A world of wisdom you share in your poetry, and your kind love for all.
Blessings for the best to you, Joyce, on your wonderful 100th birthday!

© Connie Marcum Wong

PS I will be having knee replacement surgery tomorrow, so I won't be 
able to reply  for a while.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 5/8/2018 1:42:00 PM
With loving effort, you personalized this and it is not only touching, but an enticement to befriend her if, like me, one hasn't yet. This shines with sincerity and appreciation for her as felt in the heart of Connie. A sweetheart and dear poem. Poetry hugs and love ... CayCay
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Date: 4/28/2018 10:20:00 AM
Such a lovely tribute to our beloved Joyce. And I can imagine how her face lit up knowing that you cherish her book! Beautiful lady are worthy of your own tribute! I hope you are doing well after hearing of your surgery! Take care...and hugs!
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Date: 4/26/2018 11:27:00 AM
Hi Connie, a wonderful Narrative written for Joyce. I am sure she shall love the read. I am glad your surgery is over and i wish you a speedy recovery Connie. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 4/24/2018 9:32:00 PM
Back with well deserved congrats, Connie.
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Date: 4/23/2018 10:41:00 AM
Oh thank you Connie. You have always commented on my work and now you have even sent for my first book. I still have many to put into a book but don't know when I will get that accomplished. This was a thrill having all of my loved poets writing about me. You're invited to my birthday party in July. Love, Joyce
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 4/28/2018 3:10:00 PM
Thank you dear Joyce. I am so enjoying your book. It is the only book I brought to read during rehab. I am doing well to recover and look forward to getting back home and back to enjoying PS again. I wish you a very beautiful birthday my friend. Blessings, Connie
Date: 4/23/2018 7:58:00 AM
Dear Connie, this is such a beautiful tribute to such a beautiful lady. This was very heartfelt by me and I know Joyce will feel the same way. Sincerely, Elaine
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Date: 4/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
A gorgeous write, Connie - such a wonderful tribute to Joyce! Blessings and congratulations on your win, my friend! :-)
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Date: 4/22/2018 10:48:00 PM
Dear Connie. I am touched that you bought my book. I have so many and I could write a series of them. I am getting them arranged so that someday, someone might just do that. You are always so kind to my poetry. Love, Joyce
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Date: 4/22/2018 10:14:00 PM
Congrats on your win, Connie, with this tribute, remarkable in the effort you made to get to know Joyce through her poetry...Best wishes, Gershon P.S. I wish you a speedy and complete recovery from the surgery. (Mine in March, 2016, was and has been no picnic but so many others have benefited greatly. Hope you are included in their number!) :) gw
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Date: 4/22/2018 9:54:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Connie, great tribute to a great lady! Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 4/22/2018 5:56:00 PM
Connie, I hope the pain from your surgery is diminishing. Thank you for writing such a delightful tribute to Joyce, and I know she'll appreciate the fact that you bought her wonderful book. Congratulations on your win in a highly competitive contest!
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Date: 4/22/2018 4:06:00 PM
Such a lovely tribute to Joyce, Connie! How wonderful to include so much about her life and accomplishments in your well-written Narrative. And, I was so happy to learn more about her through your write. Best wishes, and also, I am pleased to read that your surgery went well and you're on the mend! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 4/21/2018 3:38:00 PM
Wonderful tribute, Connie. Please take care. Return as soon as you can. All the best, Warren
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Date: 4/20/2018 9:08:00 PM
Nice poem about a woman fortunate enough to live to be 100. I have a new chapbook out called "Of Other Things". Hope your surgery goes well! I have to get an ultrasound test on Monday. Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 4/19/2018 4:18:00 PM
Your narrative is a most worthy tribute to Joyce, Connie. ~ By now your surgery would have been over. Take your time and rest, gaining strength as you recuperate. Regards // paul
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 4/19/2018 9:22:00 PM
Surgery was a success, pretty painful but doing better 4 pm my time with pain meds. I am sure tomorrow will be better when they have me walking. My dear daug. stayed and waited Thank you so much for good thoughts and prayers.I need sleep now.xxoo
Date: 4/18/2018 10:54:00 PM
Lovely tribute, Connie. She will love this.
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Date: 4/18/2018 6:56:00 PM
A wonderful birthday tribute Connie...I like how you referenced her poems...Wishing you all the best for your surgery..
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Date: 4/18/2018 6:16:00 PM
Oh, Connie, you were so much better than me to include all this information about Joyce to make her smile. I did mine so simply even though I knew a lot of this stuff. I just don't have time these days to sit down and do such a great tribute as you did. Awesome!!
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Date: 4/18/2018 6:14:00 PM
First of all, blessings for you in your surgery tomorrow. I must keep you in my prayers. Not let me see what you wrote about our dear Joyce.
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Date: 4/18/2018 5:50:00 PM
a touching and heartfelt tribute, connie! i'm sure it will be well-received. ~ best of luck to you on your knee replacement surgery...
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Date: 4/18/2018 5:49:00 PM
Your tribute is unique in that you cited examples of her poems that you liked..that would be a wonderful birthday gift to anyone! Enjoyed reading it--best for a win, Connie.
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Date: 4/18/2018 4:41:00 PM
A lovely expression of friendship Connie. I'm sure Joyce will treasure your thoughts...
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Date: 4/18/2018 3:24:00 PM
oh Connie this is the most beautiful tribute to a wonderful lady who has endured such heartache with the loss of her family and son, she has the most amazing spirit and is inspirational to all who read her poetry. I am adding this gem to my favourites I am sure Joyce will love it:-) hugs jan xx
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 4/18/2018 3:36:00 PM
Thank you very much Jan. I wanted to enter the contest but didn't have time to write a proper poem so I just spoke from the heart. I appreciate the fave my friend. xxoo