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Nine In The Family

Grandpa Henry Valentine stood tall He wore Ben Franklyn style spectacles In his presence, silence reigned supreme My father was first of nine offspring I am the third of nine siblings Sixth of the ninth month is my birth day Father was apple of Grandpa's eyes My father's sister had nine offspring Gramps died in fifty nine; I was nine. * 5/14/21 Entry for, Michelle Faulkner's, "A Time For Nine" poetry contest Used:

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Date: 6/25/2021 3:47:00 PM
I've missed June 9th (6/9), the perfect-numbered day to comment on your poem, Iris... And I didn't want to wait until September 6th... Gettin' old; might forget. ~ Gershon
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Date: 5/14/2021 1:03:00 PM
Interesting way to incorporate the significance of the number nine. Best wishes for the contest.
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