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Feedsack Secrets: Fashion from Hard Times (1930s-1940s). By Gloria Nixon. Kansas City Star Books, 2010
Use it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or do without!
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May the Lord bless you and keep you...
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Eight O’Clock.
By Christina Rossetti

Eight o’clock;
The postman’s knock!
Five letters for Papa;
One for Lou,
And none for you,
And three for dear Mamma.
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To My Mother on Her Birthday
By Christina Rossetti.

Today’s your natal day
Sweet flowers I bring;
Mother accept I pray,
My offering.

And may you happy live,
And long us bless;
Receiving as you give
Great happiness.
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A Word to the Wise

If thou borroweth my tape dispenser, I shall not mind
but if thou keepest it and not returneth it;
thou stealest and I do mind.
And I shall hunteth thee up
And ringeth thy neck.
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By Author Unknown.

I’m in a 10der mood today
& feel poetic, 2;
4 fun I’ll just-off a line
& send it off 2 U.

I’m sorry you’ve been six o long?
Don’t B disconsol8;
But bear your ills with 42de,
& they won’t seem so gr8.
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The Christmas Box
By Edgar A. Guest

Oh, we have shipped his Christmas box, with ribbons red ‘tis tied,
And he shall find the things he likes from them he loves inside,
But he must miss the kisses true and all the laughter gay
And he must miss the smiles of home upon his Christmas Day.

He’ll spend his Christmas ‘neath the Flag; he’ll miss each merry face,
Old Glory smiling down on him must take his mother’s place,
Yet in the Christmas box we’ve sent, in fancy he will find
The laughter and the tears of joy that he has left behind.

His mother’s tenderness is there, his father’s kindly way,
And all that went last year to make his merry Christmas Day;
He’ll see once more his sister’s smile, he’ll hear the baby shout,
And as he opens every gift we’ll gather round about.

He cannot come to share with us the joys of Christmas Day;
The Flag has called to him, and he is serving far away.
Undaunted, unafraid and fine he stands to duty grim,
And so this Christmas we have tried to ship ourselves to him.
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February Calendar
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Four children represent birthdays of Lincoln, Saint Valentine, Washington, and Longfellow. Each wears a large white card with the date of the day he or she represents upon it, in red or blue figures. All four may give the first and last verses together.

All Recite:
Down from the big new calendar,
We've come a long, long ways!
We're February's twenty-eight
Good-natured winter days.

First Child:
Unfurl the flag-hats off-three cheers--
The Twelfth our love must claim
And all across our grateful land
We favor Lincoln's name.

Second Child:
Among the many other days
I stand Fourteenth in line,
With greater heroes, don't forget
Good old Saint Valentine.

Third Child:
I am the Twenty-second day,
Undimmed through storm and sun
I keep a well-beloved name,
The name of Washington.

Fourth Child:
Between the winter's darkness and
The daylight of the spring,
Comes the Twenty-seventh day--
When Longfellow's praise we sing.

All (holding out hands):
So, from our big new calendar,
We've come with love and praise,
We're February's twenty-eight
True-hearted winter days.
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The Surprise
By Elsie M. Fowler

The door bell rings,
Quick! Let's run!
Who gets there first?
Oh, what fun.

Under the door
Is something white.
Wonder you sent it,
No one in sight.

Open the envelope,
This one's mine,
And one is for you.
A VALENTINE!
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Mother's Valentine
By Velda Blumhagen

This is my nicest valentine,
All trimmed with hearts and flowers.
I tried to be so careful,
And I worked just hours and hours.

That's my picture in the middle;
And I wrote these verses here (opens valentine)
I tried to do my very best,
It's for my Mother dear.
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A Letter Unanswered
By Danny Barbare.

Wrote a letter
To a friend,
But all I know
Is dark silence
Of a cold winter,
Where my words
Hang like stars,
Forever waiting.
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Twenty Merry Christmas Greetings

(Brazilian) Feliz Natal
(Chinese) Kung His Hsin
(Czech) Prijemme Svatky or Vesele Vanoce
(Danish) Hartelyke Kerstgroeten
(English) Merry Christmas
(Finnish) Hauskaa Joulua
(German) Froehliche Weinachten
(Greek) Kala Christougenia
(Italian) Bona Natale
(Japanese) Christmas 0-medeto
(Norwegian) Glaedelig Jul
(Portuguese) Boas Festas
(Rumanian) Nosteria Lui Christ's Sa Va Die De Felos
(Russian) S. Rozhdestvom Chirstova
(Serbian) Sretan Bozoic
(Spanish) Felices Pascuas
(Swedish) God Jul
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Letter to Santa Claus
By Ernest Holbrook

Dear Santa Claus,
You'll want to know
How I've been since a year ago.
My folks say I've been fairly good,
I've done a lot of things I should
And maybe some I shouldn't do.
But tell me, Santa, haven't you?
Now I've run errands, done some chores,
And tried my best to not slam doors.

This year I haven't picked a fight;
I've kept in mind to be polite.
So if you want to ask my Dad
I'm sure he'd say I've not been bad
And I have other proof, you see,
My Mom is writing this for me!
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A Lovely Time
By Sara E. Baldwin.

A lovely time is Christmas, such beautiful things to see,
The scintillating tinsel, the all resplendent tree,
The snapping, fluffy popcorn, the happy eyes alight,
The carolers whose voices sing to the crisp and starlit night.

A lovely time is Christmas, a time to give and share,
A time when we remember, a time we show we care.
For those who seem forgotten, with cards and gifts of love;
A lovely time, the birthday of the Heavenly one above.
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In a Box of Old Christmas Cards
By Nancy G. Westerfield

There is a drift of glitter
At the bottom of the box, where snow
Has settled from the winter scenes
That decked the greetings; and a sifting
Of old names has drifted to the bottom
Of the box: old friends, some lost
By moving away, and some forever
Lost. There is a gift of glitter
In the love still left there
Settled at the bottom of the box
In Christmas letters, signatures,
Remembrances, cliches of Christmas
Verses sent and saved for the secret
Passages that only the heart unlocks.
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Do you remember any of your high school or college pep rally cheers? Here's two that a friend said she remembers:

Look to the left,
look to the right,
stand up, Fitchburg
Fight, Fight, Fight.

We're from Fitchburg,
couldn't be prouder.
Can't hear us now?
We'll yell a little louder.
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Scrap Book Making Blues
Author Unknown.

When I was asked to make this page
I took it gladly and didn't hesitate
I thought I'd make this page real nice
Cute, pretty, funny or nice
But once I sat down once to try
I just couldn't think, I don't know why!

My mind got blank, my fingers got numb
I chewed my pen instead of my gum
I pulled my hair and chewed my nails
I wished I was doing something else
And I didn't know what to write on it
I was almost at the end of my wit.

I thought so hard--my brain got hot
And singed my hair a little on top
I pulled my ears and blew my nose
Took off my shoes and wiggled my toes
I bit my fingers, unscrewed my pen
Got up, turned around, sat down again.

And when I looked at my still empty page
I nearly flew into a rage.
I cleaned my glasses, put them back on
But still couldn't think of a cute little poem.
So I thought, and thought and thought in vain
Till at last I decided to sign my name!
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Proverb = People put off writing letters partly because they unconsciously strain to make every letter a masterpiece of completeness and wit. A prompt reply on a card is better than a six-page letter sixty days later.
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The Artwork of Life
Author Unknown.

Each morn I have a canvas,
Canvas clean without a spot;
Waiting for an artist's hand
To scribe the work of deed and thought;
What an opportunity
To hand in at each eve
A goodly piece of workmanship,
Of kind and Christian deed.

At the Critic's meeting, someday,
All my paintings I'll turn in,
Whether masterpieces of righteousness
Or faded scenes of sin,
My stand through all eternity
Will rest upon the art
I'm painting now, and always
In the workshop of my heart.
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Flowers

Pansies always stand for thoughts
At least that's what folks say
So this was made to remind you
We are thinking of you today.
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Get Well Wishes

If wishes made folks better,
You're much improved this minute,
Because this special message,
Has heaps of them tucked in it.
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Just dropping by like a touch of spring
With a wish that soon your days,
Will be the kind that are sunny thoughts
And as nice as bright bouquets.
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May you find the days that lie ahead,
Filled with health and happiness too,
For only the finest and best things in life
Are wished for a friend like you!
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May the Lord strengthen you day by day
And bless you in His loving way.
May today be a very good day
for you and
May God keep you in His care until
You are completely well again.
---------------
Cheery Birds and Wishes

These bright cheery birds are winging your way,
To bring sunny messages to you today,
And with them are coming, best wishes to you.
That in a short time, you'll be feeling like new.
---------------
Sending this to say Hello
And to keep your spirits high,
And help to make the hours
More pleasant as they pass by.
---------------
A Prayer for You

May God's own blessing cheer your heart
Every day and everywhere
And may you always safely be
Enfolded in his care.
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A Comforting Thought

There is peace within a sunset,
For, although the light has gone,
Just ahead there waits the promise,
Of a new and brighter dawn.
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Daily Valentines
Author Unknown.

How sweet to get a valentine
Of plain or fancy art,
A rose so pink and violets too,
Or satin covered heart.

But more than beauty or design,
We prize the words that say,
The senders love comes with this gift
In quite the warmest way.

We like to know that someone cares,
That someone wants to do,
The kindly deed that makes us feel,
Well loved and happy, too.

So why not give expression then,
To love for friends so dear,
Not only on one certain day,
But many times a year.

Our Valentines may be a smile,
A cheerful word or two,
A helping hand, a tender glance,
That signals I Love You.

And if we often take the time,
To give these friendly signs,
The world will soon be brightened by,
Our daily Valentines.
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Mending Friendships.
By Virginia Blanck Moore.

Mending friendships is a task
I've set myself today,
The floor shall go unscrubbed for once,
The ironing's put away.

I'll get my pen and paper out
And write a loving line
Across the miles to one dear friend
To say I hope she's fine.

I'll telephone another friend
With whom I have lost touch,
To say, because we never meet,
I miss her, oh, so much.

I'll put the coffee on to brew
And call the neighbors up
And bid them set their work aside
And drink of friendship's cup.

Neglected household chores will wait,
But friends may drift away,
So now and then I just must have
A friendship mending day.
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The Human Touch
By Spencer Michael Free

'Tis the human touch in this world that counts,
The touch of your hand and mine,
Which means far more to the fainting heart
Than shelter and bread and wine;
For shelter is gone when the night is o'er,
And bread lasts only a day,
But the touch of the hand and the sound of the voice
Sing on in the soul away.
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A Friend

There's a wonderful thing gold cannot buy,
A blessing that's rare and true,
And that's the gift of a wonderful friend,
Like the friend I have in you.
---------------
When all the hours are long and lonely
And you get to feeling blue,
Just remember all the friends
Who think so much of you.

---------------
What a great way for a day to begin when,
The door swings open and a Friend says, "COME IN!"
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Because your friendship means so much
Throughout the passing days,
I wish you Birthday happiness
In many different ways;
And because I always think of you
As a dear and special friend,
I wish you all the very best
That life can ever send!
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Friendship

There are so very many times
I've stopped and thought of you
And of the very special things
You often say and do. . .
And there are just as many times
I've wished that I could show
Your friendship means much more to me
Than you could ever know.
---------------
Always remember that whatever betide you,
You are never alone for God is beside you.
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Your Friendship is a Blessing!

When I count my blessings
I think that there are a few
Quite as wonderful as
Friendship shared with you.
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A Letter to Cheer

Write me a letter once in a while.
Something to cheer up and bring forth a smile.
Something to indicate lasting good will.
Something to show you remember me still.
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Mother's Apron
Author Unknown.

I used to say to Mother
When friends dropped in for tea,
"Oh, Mother, take your apron off,
And don't embarrass me."
But Mother simply smiled and said,
"I will when I get through--
But I have need of it just now;
There's work for me to do.

I argued and apologized,
And often I opined
That wearing aprons gave a hint
That one was not refined,
But Mother took the restless babe
Upon her aproned knee;
Quite undisturbed by what I said,
She rocked on cheerfully.

And when the older boys came in
A giggling, happy lot--
My Mother with the babe in arms,
Would stir the old iron pot
And from the kitchen she would bring
A dinner well prepared
By loving hands for healthy youths
Who seldom thought or cared.

And thus to labor and to serve
My Mother, always wore
A large white, crispy apron
In happy days of yore.
And when the evening meal was done,
I'd say, "Oh, Mother, do
Take off your apron," she'd reply,
"I will when I get through."

'Twas thus the happy years sped on,
Her children grew and wed;
And Mother nursed her grandchildren
In her own children's stead.
She always found the time to go
To soothe a neighbor's cough,
But never could she find the time
To take her apron off.

The corner of her apron served
To dry our childish tears
It was a screen of peek-a-boo
For more than fifty years.
It told each hungry stranger
Who came shivering to our door,
"My apron's on--I'm here to serve
Until life's day is o'er."

So faithfully she worked away--
She had so much to do--
And always of her apron said,
"I will when I get through."
And then one night with weary feet
She climbed the old home stair,
And with a conquering sigh she sat
Down on her bedroom chair.

And folding up her apron white,
As she was wont to do,
She handed it to me and sighed,
"Well, daughter, I am through."
And peacefully she entered into
Rest--so nobly earned
And as the lonely years passed on by
This lesson I have learned...

My Mother's apron symbol was
Of service for her King.
Now in my treasure chest it lies,
A lovely, precious thing.
---------------
Mother's Apron Strings
Author Unknown

There are chains of iron unyielding,
Enduring under stress and strain,
There are ropes of steel-like texture
Bound together grain on grain.

But there's not a pull or binding
More secure though ages roll,
Though all manner of times testing
Tries in vain to take its toll.

Than the simple, frail it seemeth,
Yet in weakness, a strong thing,
For it holds a world upon it--
Mother's humble apron string.

Yes, they're simple, oh, so simple,
Tied into a knot with care;
But no common, mere onlooker
Sees the hearts all tied up there.

Through the days of early childhood,
When the Mother, young in tears,
Watched with love the tiny toddler,
Saw the falls, the hurts, the tears.

Wiped the tears upon her apron,
Placed the feet upon the floor,
And with a look of understanding,
Urged him try it out once more.

There were days when he was naughty,
Needed lessons hard to learn,
Mother heard of "child-psychology,"
But its methods she did spurn.

For she had her own convictions,
In correction she was gifted,
So, across her checkered apron,
She her naughty child lifted.

Then the days of childhood problems,
Troubled looks in questioning eyes,
Caused her turn for a moment
From half-ready crusts for pies.

Wipe her hands upon her apron
Draw the wee one to her side
And discuss the "urgent" problem
Till the child was satisfied.

Teenage followed early childhood;
Problems seemed to multiply,
Teenage "words of wisdom" often
Brought the tear to Mother's eyes.

There were times of deep rebellion
When many unkind words were said,
Though at times he was unyielding,
It hurt when Mother turned her head.

And her hand reached for her apron,
Then he knew he wasn't fair,
Also he knew that in her silence,
It was tears that she wiped there.

Though he had the power to hurt her,
She would only pray the more;
And her love would never waver,
Though her heart was sad and sore.

Mother was much like her apron,
Uncomplaining, roughly used,
Giving silently in service,
Feeling not she was abused.

Only later do we know
All her love has had to bear,
And our own love swells within us.
"Bless her, Father," is our prayer.

"May she know that we love her,
All her prayers were not in vain.
May her guiding and instructing
Now bear fruit in golden grain."

Only now we fully realize
Each seed has been sown with prayer;
Each hard lesson had its purpose,
And it left impressions there.

And the things we thought important,
Are, perhaps, just little things.
And little things take on new meaning
Such as Mother's apron strings.
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The Christmas Book
By Carol Duvall.

Twas Christmas again
And all through the place
There was laughter and fun
And a smile on each face.
Gifts were all wrapped
The place was aglow
And to make it just perfect
There was even some show!
Cards arrived daily
Along with family and friends
And I’ve detailed it here
So when the year ends,
I’ll have a record to read
To help me remember
The who, what and where
Of this year’s December.
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Make Life a Little Sweeter
By Alice Hansche Mortenson

O let me shed a little light
On someone’s path I pray;
I’d like to be a messenger
Of happiness today!

It may be just a phone call,
A smile, or a prayer,
Or long neglected letter
Would lift the edge of care.

I want to spread some happiness
In what I say or do,
Make life a little sweeter
For someone else! Don’t you?
~~ <> @ <> ~~
Around the Corner
By Charles Hanson Towne

Around the corner I have a friend
In this great city that knows no end;
Yet days go by, and weeks RUSH on,
And before I know it, a year is gone.
And I never see my old friends’ face,
For life is a swift and terrible race.
He knows I like him just as well
As in the days when I rang his bell
And he rang mine. We were younger then,
And now we are busy, tired men;
Tired with playing a foolish game,
Tired with trying to make a name.
“Tomorrow,” I say, “I will call on Jim,
Just to show that I’m thinking of him.”
But tomorrow comes, and tomorrow goes,
And the distance between us grows and grows.
Around the corner, -- and yet miles away . . .
“Here’s a telegram, sir . . .”
“Jim died today.”
And that’s what we get and deserve in the end:
Around the corner, a vanished friend.
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A Letter to Dad
Author Unknown.

There are so many things I’d like
To tell you face to face;
I either lack the word or fail
To find the time or place,
But in this special letter, Dad,
You’ll find, at least, in part,
The feelings that the passing years
Have left within my heart.

The memories of childhood days
And all that you have done,
To make our home a happy place
And growing up such fun!
I still recall the walks we took,
The games we often played;
Those confidential chats we had
While resting in the shade.

This letter comes to thank you, Dad,
For needed words of praise;
The counsel and the guidance, too,
That shaped my grown-up days.
No words of mine can tell you, Dad,
The things I really feel;
But must know my love for you
Is lasting, warm and real.

You made my world a better place,
And through the coming years;
I’ll keep these memories of you
As cherished souvenirs!
~~ <> @ <> ~~
Daddy’s Girl
By Scott Daughtry.

Little girls never grow up in their Daddy’s heart.
It’s been that way from the very start.
There were Barbie dolls and shirt sleeve tugs,
Little pink dresses and great big hugs,
Then Teddy bears, and powder smells
Combing hair and fairy tales
.

Now you’re such a grown-up lass
And it’s all happened much too fast,
But everything you used to be
Is still a warm sweet glow inside of me.
And at eleven you are quite tall and smart,
But you’ll never grow up in your Daddy’s heart.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
In Loving Memory
Author Unknown.

God saw her getting tired,
And a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around her
And whispered, “Come with me.”
With tearful eyes we watched her
And saw her pass away.
Although we loved her dearly
We could not make her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard-working hands at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.
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Grandma’s Old Trunk
By Beverly Ernst

It’s standing in the attic covered with cobwebs and dust.
It’s bent, battered and around the corners there’s rust.

It’s Grandma’s old trunk with all the keepsakes it holds,
I knew everything inside must have a story to be told.

I found the old family album packed so carefully away,
With a picture of Grandma & Grandpa on their wedding day.

A box with a lock of hair from each baby she had.
Tied with a ribbon were grade cards that belong to my Dad.

A pair of baby shoes all scuffed and worn.
An apron of Grandma’s that was faded and torn.

I found a box filled with gifts her children had made,
And a record of birthdays and how much each baby had weighed.

There was a tattered fur muff and a pair of old spats,
A bright-colored plume from Grandma’s favorite hat.

Yes, in Grandma’s old trunk I found special things packed away.
As I closed the lid I hoped that someone else would find and enjoy them someday.
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No Time
Author Unknown.

There’s a loving letter I mean to send
There’s a visit I mean to pay
There’s a careless habit I hope to mend,
When I get the time someday.

There’s a dusty Bible I mean to read
There’s an hour I’ll keep to pray
I’ll turn each dream to a golden deed,
When I get the time someday.

I’ll carry flowers to the sick and sad
I’ll seek for those who stray
You can trace my steps by hearts made glad,
When I get the time someday.

So somebody thought, so somebody said,
But wasn’t it just a crime?
Too busy with less important things
They never did get the time.
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House Blessing
By Arthur Guiterman

Bless the four corners of this house,
And be the lintel blest;
And bless the hearth and bless the board
And bless each place of rest;
And bless the door that opens wide
To stranger as to kin;
And bless each crystal windowpane
That lets the starlight in;
And bless the rooftree overhead
And every sturdy wall.
The peace of man, the peace of God,
The peace of Love on all!
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The Gentle Touch
By Pearl Wantland Mayar.

The potter takes a lump of shapeless clay:
With skillful fingers and with practiced eyes,
He molds a thing of beauty and of worth
And smiles with satisfaction as it dries.

The artist blends his colors magically
To capture the elusive rainbow's hue,
To picture sunsets, mountains, trees, and sea
And feels his dreams of fame will all come true.

The singer's voice has power to thrill the soul,
To stir the heart to sadness and to tears,
With lullabies and hymns or dancing tunes--
With harmonies that linger through the years.

A mother takes a child with open mind
And guides, directs, and leads him through the strife
Of childhood, adolescence, youth, and love--
Her standards and ideals, his goal through life.
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Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my shape to keep.
Please no wrinkles, Please no bags
And please lift my bottom before it sags.
Please no age spots, Please no gray
And as for my belly, Please take it away
Please keep me healthy, Please keep me young,
And thank you, Dear Lord, for all that you’ve done.
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Pincushion Fancy
By Ellen Martin

It is not new, nor is it fancy;
It’s a gift from Grandma’s day,
A cushion that preserves the pins
That otherwise might stray.

It’s a resting place for needles
That kept us in repair,
And quietly reminds me of
My mother’s loving care.
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Christmas in Heaven
Author Unknown.

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below
With tiny lights like heaven’s stars reflecting on the snow.

The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away that tear
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear
But the sounds of music can’t compare with the Christmas choir up here.

I have to words to tell you of the joy their voices bring
For it is beyond description to hear the angels sing.

Know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart
But I am not so far away, we really aren’t apart.

I can’t tell you of the splendor or the peace here in this place
Can you just imagine Christmas with our Savior face to face?

I’ll ask him to lift your spirit as I tell him of your love
So then pray for one another as you lift your eyes above.

Please let your hearts be joyful and let your spirit sing
For I am spending Christmas in heaven and I’m walking with the king.
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I used to have a poem about a snowman but can no longer find it . It went something like this : I made myself a snowman, as perfect as can be. I thought I'd ------- (forgot this line) and let him sleep with me. I made him some pajamas and a pillow for his head, ----------- (forgot this line) then he ran away but first he wet the bed !

If anyone can help me I sure would appreciate it. I want to attach the poem to some handmade snowmen to sell at next year's Christmas Fair. Thanks !
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Snowman Poem
need help with snowman poem
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My Boy
By Pearl Carter Phillips

Come here, you little rascal,
And sit upon my knee,
Stop your constant fidgeting,
And listen once to me.

I want to kiss your dimple;
I want to rough your hair;
I want to bounce you up and down,
And squeeze you all I dare.

I want to hold you—hug you,
And love you all I can,
I must not waste these precious years,
For soon you’ll be a man.
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Wow, this is beautiful. And wouldn't it be great inside a card- not only for a boy but also for a mother or grandmother (or father).
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Want some Valentine's Day Poetry? See here:

Valentines Day Poems for Family
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A Wedding Is
Author Unknown.

A wedding is an altar
Surrounded by flowers,
A tear and a smile
And a hush in the air . . .
A wedding is Lohengrin
Played sweet and low,
A ring, a bouquet,
And marriage vows spoken
A pledge of true love
That’s forever unbroken. . . .
A wedding’s two hearts
Side by side,
A bride dressed in white and a groom . . .
The start of a future that’s bright
Of a wonderful
Lifetime together.
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By Arthur Gillespie.

Distance
Only lends enchantment,
Though the ocean waves divide;
Absence makes the heart grow fonder,
Longing to be near your side.
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A successful marriage is always a triangle – a man, a woman, and God. (Cecil Myers).
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I LOVE MUD!
Author Unknown

Mud is very nice to feel
All squishy-squash between my toes!
I’d rather wade in wiggle mud
Then smell a silly rose.

Nobody else but the rosebush knows
How nice mud feels
Between my toes!
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Little boys’ pockets hold
Magical things
Earthworms, apple cores,
A mess of string.

But this treasure is nothing
To the wealth one finds
In little boys’ hearts
And little boys’ minds.
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Snowman wet the bed poem
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Here's a place where you find examples of letters of sympathy --
Words of Comfort for Sympathy

“Trouble comes in small chunks, joy in large ones. Minimize the former and maximize the latter.” ~ H.M. McLachlin

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I found a packet of vintage valentines that I wanted to use in a photo scrapbook at a flea market in the town where my husband’s family reunion was being held. Some of the verses from the cards are =
• Boo Hoo I wanna be your Valentine Love
• Don’t be a “Nut” all your life. Be my Valentine.
• Greetings on St. Valentine’s Day. I choose you From all the rest Because you know I like you best.
• Hungry Hannah. When do we eat? Who’s gonna treat? That’s all you say, Boy, oh boy, How you enjoy packing the chow away; A date with you is just a meal, You sure do use your dome, and when you’re filled up to your chin You cry, “I wanna go home!”
• I’d guard you well If you were mine So, come on ~ be my Valentine.
• If you’ll exchange your heart for mine We’ll each one have a Valentine.
• I hope no one else Will get there first For I’m very certain My case is the worst.
• I just ran over your way With this valentine to-day So take this little hint from me. That I your Valentine would be.
• I’ll bar out all others if you’ll be my Valentine.
• I’ll never for-get you my Val-ent-ine.
• I never miss the others when you are by my side.
• I’ve lost a heart but I’m not blue Because I know it’s safe with you.
• Lap Lizard. At Pitchin’ Woo you’re a WOW, Your technique is lousy and how! Your sex appeal is minus the snap, You’re just a small town country sap!
• My Valentine, ‘t would give me pleasure If I always had your heart to treasure.
• Please don’t return my heart to me Because it’s yours “for keeps” you see!
• Speak Up and Say You’ll Be My Valentine.
• The Farmer. Up each morn’ at break of day, To milk the cow and mow the hay, And plow and hoe and plant fine seeds, Then harvest a nice big crop of weeds.
• Today I am sending a letter, and the heart on it gives me away; but pray, could I do any better since this is St. Valentine’s Day?
• U are the Only one I love, My Valentine.
• When we play together, The time goes, oh, so fast. Let me be your Valentine, My love will always last.
• Whoa! I’m Yours. The fourteenth day of February Brings to mind someone who’s very Worthwhile, splendid, staunch and true Briefly and sincerely—You!
• X-pressing my love for you My Valentine
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Etiquette, Post, Emily. 1922. Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics and at Home
Familiar Quotations, Bartlett, John, comp. 1919. Familiar Quotations, 10th edition
Quotes & Sayings, Love Quotes And Sayings
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New blog featuring mom poems = Ladies, We Are Poets! « The Conquering Mom
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DAR: Daughters of American Revolution
Emblem Poem
Author Unknown.

Our emblem is a golden wheel
Banded with deepest blue:
Each shining spoke tipped with a star,
The distaff shining through;
The only jewel in all the world
That money cannot buy
Without proof of ancestry
As no one can deny.

The Hub: Each loyal Daughter’s heart
Each Spoke: A thought of those from whom we part.
The Tie: A noble life well rounded out
Each Star: A deed of kindness as we go about.
Each Flaxen Thread: A cord of love to bind us closer day by day
The Distaff: A rod of love to guide us all the way.

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Someone in my household ordered a gift catalog. I've been laughing my way through the catalog this morning because of all the t-shirts with cute sayings on them. Got me to thinking though. Have a large outline t-shirt stamp? I don't, but will be looking for one. In loo of that though, I believe I have a shirt template card somewhere in my gallery that would do in a pinch. Some of these sayings would be great on cards. Surely you could figure out who to send these to =

* Always in my heart!
* Bear Hug!
* Blessed are the Hairstylists -- for they bring out the beauty in others.
* Can't. I'm Booked. (apology card for RSVP returns. Images of books lined up in a row)
* Dads know a lot but Grandpas know Everything!
* Don't make me put my hands on my hips!
* Feliz Navidad! (or is it Fleece Navidad?)
* gee-zer \ge zer\ slang Not Young. Not Dead. Somewhere In Between.
* Grandma & Grandpa went on vacation and all I got was this doggone T-shirt. (inside = Wish you were here!)
* If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy! (black T-shirt with pink and white diecut letters)
* I'm so busy, I don't know whether I found a rope or lost my horse.
* I may be left-handed but I'm always right! (card opens from the left side or an accordian card that opens from both sides)
* I'm not short, I'm ELF-sized.
* I love you to the moon and back.
* It is what it is.
* Jesus Loves You , but I'm his favorite!
* Lake House Rules: relax. . .relax. . . relax. . .
* Let it snow somewhere else!
* Life is good (diecut heart cut into 4 pieces, each a different color & stamped season) (or a daisy in a jar vase) (4 season trees)
* Love You More!
* Merry Grinchmas! (lime green card)
* Nurse calls all the shots.
* One good book deserves another (a bookstore clerk or librarian thank you card).
* Oops! I adopted another Dog (or cat, kid, etc. announcement).
* Prayer. The world's greatest wireless connection.
* really . . .
* Sock it to Cancer! (grey cs with a sock monkey stamp & little red heart punchies)
* Soft kitty, warm kitty, Little ball of fur. Happy Kitty, Sleepy kitty, purr, purr, purr.
* Squirrel whisperer
* Stay tuned (image of a piano)
* The Queen of Absolutely Everything.
* The Lake (beach, garage, golf course, mall, etc.) is calling and I must go. (invitation/excuse)
* Too blessed to be Stressed.
* Walk with me and along the way, we'll share everything!
* Whatever!
* Without Music Life Would Bb (B-flat!)
* You are more special than words can say. . . please travel safely each and every day. (Congrats card for teen's new car.)
* You are my sunshine. (This is my favorite as my mother used to sing this as our nursery song, sky blue background, sun with beams & sunflowers along the edges)
* You can never have too many guitars!
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Broken Chain
Author Unknown.

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone;
For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide;
And though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

DREAM BIG
Use kind words
Always tell the truth
Be original
Laugh out loud
Be forgiving
Pray often
Play fair
Be humble
Say I love you
Be grateful & patient
Say please & thank you
Pay it forward
Explore everything
Do your best but still have fun
Never forget You're Loved

You are the poem I dreamed of writing,
The Masterpiece I longed to paint.
You are the shining star I reached for
In my ever hopeful quest for life fulfilled.
You are my child.
Now with all things
I am blessed.

No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye,
You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.

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The Spider and the Fly
By Mary Howitt (1799-1888 )

"Will you walk into my parlor?" said the spider to the fly;
"Tis the prettiest little parlor that ever you did spy.
The way into my parlor is up a winding stair,
And I have many pretty things to show when you are there."
"O no, no," said the little fly, "to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair can ne'er come down again."

"I'm sure you must be weary, dear, with soaring up so high;
Will you rest upon my little bed?" said the spider to the fly.
"There are pretty curtains drawn around, the sheets are fine and thin,
And if you like to rest awhile, I'll snugly tuck you in."
"O no, no," said the little fly, "for I've often heard it said,
They never, never wake again, who sleep upon your bed."

Said the cunning spider to the fly, "Dear friend, what shall I do,
To prove the warm affection I've always felt for you?
I have within my pantry good store of all that's nice;
I'm sure you're very welcome; will you please to take a slice?"
"O no, no," said the little fly, "kind sir, that cannot be:
I've heard what's in your pantry, and I do not wish to see."

"Sweet creature!" said the spider, "you're witty and you're wise,
How handsome are your gauzy wings, how brilliant are your eyes!
I have a little looking-glass upon my parlor shelf,
If you'll step in one moment, dear, you shall behold yourself."
"I thank you, gentle sir," she said, "for what you're pleased to say,
And bidding you good-morning now, I'll call another day."

The spider turned him round about, and went into his den,
For well he knew the silly fly would soon be back again;
So he wove a subtle web, in a little corner sly,
And set his table ready to dine upon the fly,
Then he came out to his door again, and merrily did sing,
"Come hither, hither, pretty fly, with the pearl and silver wing;
Your robes are green and purple; there's a crest upon your head;
Your eyes are like the diamond bright, but mine are dull as lead."

Alas, alas! How very soon this silly little fly,
Hearing his wily flattering words, came slowly flitting by.
With buzzing wings she hung aloft, then near and nearer drew,
Thinking only of her brilliant eyes, and green and purple hue;
Thinking only of her crested head--poor foolish thing!
At last, Up jumped the cunning spider, and fiercely held her fast.
He dragged her up his winding stair, into his dismal den,
Within his little parlor; but she ne'er came out again!

And now, dear little children, who may this story read,
To idle, silly, flattering words, I pray you ne'er give heed;
Unto an evil counselor close heart, and ear, and eye,
And take a lesson from this tale of the Spider and the Fly.
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Dear Ancestor
Author Unknown.

Your tombstone stands among the rest,
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chisled out
On polished, marbled stone.

It reaches out to all who care.
It is too late to mourn.
You didn't know that I exist.
You died and I was born.

Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come and visit you.
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A Quote from: How Deep Our Roots
By Linda Pendleton

Our ancestors, yours and mine, are not dead people--just a name and date--they are very much alive and still as vital as they ever were. And they will not be forgotten, because there is no way they can be. They are ingrained within us, whether we recognize it or not.

And for those not interested in who came before, it matters not. Everyone who has lived upon this Planet Earth leaves a mark. No matter how large or small, and someone, somewhere, notices.
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A TRIBUTE TO ALL DAUGHTERS
~ Helen Steiner Rice.

Every home should have a daughter,
for there's nothing like a girl
To keep the world around her
in one continous whirl. . .
From the moment she arrives on earth,
and on through womanhood,
A daughter is a female
who is seldom understood . . .
One minute she is laughing,
the next she starts to cry,
Man just can't understand her
and there's just no use to try . . .
She is soft and sweet and cuddly,
But she's also wise and smart,
She's a wondrous combination
Of a mind and brain and heart . . .
And even in her baby days
She's just a born coquette,
And anything she really wants
She manages to get. . .
For even at a tender age
She uses all her wiles
And she can melt the hardest heart
With the sunshine of her smiles. . .
She starts out as a rosebud
With her beauty unrevealed,
Then through a happy childhood
Her petals are unsealed. . .
She's soon a sweet girl graduate,
And then a blushing bride,
And then a lovely woman
As the rosebud opens wide . . .
And someday in the future,
If it be God's gracious will,
She, too, will be a Mother
And know that reverent thrill
That comes to every Mother
Whose heart is filled with love
When she beholds the "angel"
That God sent her from above. . .
And there would be no life at all
In this world or the other
Without a darling daughter
Who, in turn, becomes a Mother!
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Rhyming Words

Sentiments for inside the cards...let's start a list

Sentiments

sentiments

Song lyrics on scrapbook page

quirky card sayings...

Hot chocolate poem or sayings
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The End of the Road Is But a Bend in the Road
~ By Helen Steiner Rice.

When we feel we have nothing left to give
And we are sure that the "song has ended"
When our day seems over and the shadows fall
And the darkness of night has descended,
Where can we go to find the strength
To valiantly keep on trying,
Where can we find the hand that will dry
The tears that the heart is crying--
There's but one place to go and that is to God
And, dropping all pretense and pride,
We can pour out our problems without restraint
And gain strength with Him at our side--
And together we stand at life's crossroads
And view what we think is the end,
But God has a much bigger vision
And He tells us it's ONLY A BEND--
For the road goes on and is smoother,
And the "Pause in the song" is a "rest,"
And the part that's unsung and unfinished
Is the sweetest and richest and best--
So rest and relax and grow stronger,
LET GO and LET GOD share your load,
Your work is not finished or ended,
You've just come to a bend in the road.
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What sentiments have you used in your cards to addressed the serious tough issues in life such as worry and stress, unemployment, divorce, fighting over custody of children, high medical debt, life-threatening illnesses, death? I know several people in my circle of friends who are struggling right now with some of these issues . . .
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My husband ordered a book for me through interlibrary loan recently. It's not the one I wanted, but decided to read it anyway as it was a small book. What I discovered, unlike most cemetery books I've read, is that this one also included the inscriptions carved into the tombstones below the person's name. I was wondering if a large tombstone, arbor, or gate stamp would accommodate these sentiments handwritten or generated on the computer? I wouldn't necessarily use these on a card, but perhaps they would be more appropriate for a memorial page in a heritage scrapbook album. And oh, don't forget to, at the very least, to journal the person's life dates and perhaps include the obituary.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
"Remember friends as you pass by
As you are now, so once was I,
As I am now, so you shall be,
Prepare for death and follow me."
~~ <> @ <> ~~
Budded on earth to bloom in heaven.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
The golden gates were opened,
A gentle voice said, "Come,"
And with farewells unspoken,
He calmly entered home.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
One more angel at Jesus' feet.
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A loving husband,
A father dear,
A kind friend
Is buried here.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
In heaven there is one angel more.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
A light is from our household gone,
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our home,
That never can be filled.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
In His Hands
~~ <> @ <> ~~
My Head and Stay is called away
And I am left alone.
My husband dear, who was so near
Is fled away and gone.
It breaks my heart, It's so hard to part
With one who was so kind
Where shall I go to vent my complaints
Or ease my troubled mind?
~~ <> @ <> ~~
How soon fades the tender flower.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
Sleep on, dear child,
and take thy rest,
God called thee home,
He thought it best.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
Love's last tribute.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
'Tis hard to break the tender cord
When love has bound the heart,
'Tis hard, so hard, to speak the words,
We must forever part.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
Asleep in Jesus.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
We loved her, yes, we loved her
But the angels loved her more
And they have sweetly called her
To yonder shining shore.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
Darling, we miss thee.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
There is a bright region above
We long to reach its shore
To join the dear ones we love
Not lost but gone before.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
Sweetly resting
~~ <> @ <> ~~
Peaceful be thy silent slumber
Peaceful in thy grave so low
Thou no more will join our number
Thou no more our sorrows know.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
A sunbeam of Jesus.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
We miss thee from our home, dear mother
We miss thee from thy place,
A shadow o'er our life is cast
We miss the sunshine of thy face.
We miss thy kind and willing heart
Thy fond and earnest care,
Our home is dark without thee
We miss thee everywhere.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
Blessed are the pure in heart
For they shall see God.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
Dearest loved one
We must lay thee
In this early grave.
Thy memory will be cherished
Till we see Thy heavenly face.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
Suffer the little children to come unto me,
For of such is the kingdom of heaven.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
An affectionate wife,
A loving mother,
An upright Christian,
'Twas God who called thee
From Earth to Heaven.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
In My Father's House are Many Mansions
~~ <> @ <> ~~
Lonely is the house and home
Since our dear one has gone
But in one brighter than our own
Heaven is now thy home.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
The Lord is My Shepherd
~~ <> @ <> ~~
Died on the field of battle
T'was noble theirs to die
Sad smiles on valiant soldiers
His record is on high.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
They that doeth good are of God
Rest in peace dear one.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
I fought the good fight
I have finished the course
I have kept the faith
And there is laid up for me
The crown of righteousness
Which the Lord, the righteous judge,
Shall give me in that day!
~~ <> @ <> ~~
Having finished life and duty
She now sweetly rests.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
She's gone to God, Angels greet thee,
Gone to join the Seraph Band.
Who are springing to meet her,
In the glorious spirit land.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
A little angel of love.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
Father, I gave my spirit
I trust it in Thy hand
My dying flesh shall rest in hope
And rise at Thy command.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
To Him we trust -- as grace is given
Among the saints with Christ in heaven.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
Dearest father, thou hast left us
Here thy loss we deeply feel
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
killed by nephew, Willie boring
~~ <> @ <> ~~
We loved this tender little one
And would have loved her stay
But let our Father's will be done
She's resting in endless day.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away,
Blessed be the name of the Lord.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
There is no death,
The Stars come down
To rise upon some fairer shore,
And bright heaven's jeweled crown
Shall shine forevermore.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
Now I lay me down to sleep. . .
~~ <> @ <> ~~
Sleep Father dear, and take your rest,
God called thee home, He thought it best.
Twas hard indeed to part with thee
But Christ's strong arm supporteth me.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
RIP -- Rest in Peace.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
A loved one has gone from our circle,
On earth we'll meet her no more,
She has gone to her home in heaven,
All her afflictions are o'er.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
Got a safety pin in his nose --
Wasn't cause of death.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
Gone, but not forgotten.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
Goodbye, Pa!
~~ <> @ <> ~~
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Piano
By D. H. Lawrence, 1885-1930

Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me;
Taking me back down the vista of years, till I see
A child sitting under the piano, in the boom of the tingling strings
And pressing the small, poised feet of a mother who smiles as she sings.

In spite of myself the insidious mastery of song.
Betrays me back, till the heart of me weeps to belong
To the old Sunday evenings at home, with winter outside
And hymns in the cozy parlor, the tinkling piano our guide.

So now it is vain for the singer to burst into clamor
With the great black piano appassionato. The glamor
Of childish days is upon me, my manhood is cast
Down in the flood of remembrance, I weep like a child for the past.
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Dolor
By Theodore Roethke, 1908-1963

I have known the inexorable sadness of pencils,
Neat in their boxes, dolor of pad and paperweight,
All the misery of manila folders and mucilage,
Desolation in immaculate public places,
Lonely reception room, lavatory, switchboard,
The unalterable pathos of basin and pitcher,
Ritual of multigraph, paper-clip, comma,
Endless duplication of lives and objects.

And I have seen dust from the walls of institutions,
Finer than flour, alive, more dangerous than silica,
Sift, almost invisible, through long afternoons of tedium,
Dripping a fine film on nails and delicate eyebrows,
Glazing the pale hair, the duplicate gray standard faces.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
Two Darlings in Heaven
By Mrs. Allie Criss.

Two little coffins lie side by side,
Two little forms in one tiny grave;
Two little darlings, our joy and pride,
Have crossed together the surging tide.

Two little faces will smile no more,
Two little voices are hushed and still;
Two little darlings have gone on before,
Waiting for us on the other shore.

Two little coffins lie side by side,
Ah, Me! It tells of a saddened home,
A home once as happy and filled with joy,
At the childish glee of each baby boy,
But never more will they come.

Never again will chubby fingers,
Quickly grasp where the sunbeam lingers,
Or pattering feet glide in and out;
As their voices ring in merry shout.

No more will the golden curls gleam bright,
Or blue eyes sparkle with love and light,
Never more will be clasped those pearly hands,
Or childish tones lisp to the dear ones, "good night."

Our babies have gone, death carried them o'er,
And now our home is so lonely and sad,
God help us reach safely that beautiful shore,
To dwell with them ever and part never more.
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Books of Poetry & Quotes. Illustrated by Mary Engelbreit.

1. A Good Marriage. Andrews McMeel, Kansas City, MO. 1992.
2. Artful Words: Mary Engelbreit and the Illustrated Quote. Andrews McMeel, 2006.
3. Believe: A Christmas Treasury. Andrews McMeel, 1998.
4. That's What Friends Are For. 1995.
5. Ho! Ho! Ho! Andrews McMeel, 2003.
6. Life is Just a Chair of Bowlies. Andrews McMeel, 1992.
7. Mother o' Mine: A Mother's Treasury. Andrews McMeel, 2000.
8. My Symphony: By William Henry Channing. Andrews McMeel, 1997.
9. Thank You. Andrews McMeel, 1993.
10. Words for Gardeners to Live By. Andrews McMeel, 2003.
11. Words for Mothers to Live By. Andrews McMeel, 2000.

Mary Engelbreit

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IT BEATS ME
By Richard Armour

My wife, who lags behind on hikes,
Whose legs give way at tennis,
Who is, at badminton and bikes,
A hindrance and a menace,
Who groans of trouble with her feet
And slows me down with stopping,
Now strides while I seek out a seat.
What's different? We're shopping.
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Bazaar Apron Poem

"We're sending you this apron gay
Please do us a favor this very day;
Measure your waistline and note the inches
(Don't pull the tape measure till it pinches.)
Then for each inch, please count one cent
And send us the sum of your measurement.
With the cents you give, for our _____ we'll pay;
The money you waist we pocket this way."
~ Name Of Organization
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A Carnation for You
By Hilda M. Krohn

A carnation for your buttonhole
On Father's Day, my dear,
When the children have all grown,
We'll celebrate with cheer.
An understanding husband,
A most dear and loving Dad,
You are the very best
A lucky family ever has had.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
A BOY GROWS UP
By Betty Stuart

I used to measure him
By my arm's length,
My little son--dependent
On my strength. . .
And as he grew,
I was his measuring stick.
It seemed he reached my knee
So very quick. . .
And then beside my elbow
(Still quite small)
He stood and proudly boasted
He was tall!
Why, only yesterday
It must have been,
His tousled head came
Just beneath my chin. . .
Today, he casually entered,
In his teens,
And stood before me,
Dressed in faded jeans.
With blue eyes on
A level with my own,
He grinned and said
In gay and bantering tone,
"I'm just as big as you--
You'd better grow,
Or I will pass you up
Before you know,"
Then wondered why my eyes
Held sudden tears.
This was the brief time
Of the fleeting years
That we'd be of the same size,
One another--
Tomorrow he'll bend down
To kiss his mother.
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NABISCO SUGAR HONEY GRAHAMS
Author Unknown

Like spring goes with flowers,
Like honey goes with bees,
These Sugar Honey Grahams
And milk go down with ease!

The kiddies all adore 'em,
Their flavor smacks of honey,
Baked crisp, yet kept so tender,
To bring out smiles so sunny.

They're backed by famed NABISCO
As wholesome as can be,
Just naturally nutritious
So get some -- 1---2---3!
~~ <> @ <> ~~
All in a Word
By Aileen Fisher

Tfor time to be together,
Turkey, talk, and tangy weather.

H for harvest stored away,
Home, and hearth, and holiday.

A for autumn's frosty art,
And abundance in the heart.

N for neighbors, and November,
Nice-things, new-things to remember.

K for kitchen, kettles croon --
With kith and kin expected soon.

S for sizzles, sights, and sounds,
And something-special that abounds.

That spells THANKS. . . for joy of living
And a jolly good Thanksgiving.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
SOMETHING TO BE THANKFUL FOR
By Clara J. Denton

I'm glad that I am not today
A chicken or a goose,
Or any other sort of bird
That is of any use.

I rather be a little girl,
Although 'tis very true,
The things I do not like at all,
I'm often made to do.

I rather eat some turkey than
To be one, thick and fat,
And so, with all my heart, today,
I'll thankful be for that.
~~ <> @ <> ~~
Happy Valentine's Day
By Kay Hoffman.

February is the month
When hearts go on display;
In every card shop window
There's fanciful array.

Painted hearts and lacy hearts,
Some with darts and cupid's bow,
And on each card endearing words
That say, "I love you so."

I'd like to fill the mailman's pack
Up to the very brim
With valentines to bless each home
And all who dwell within.

I'd like to make a mother smile
And brighten Grandma's eyes,
And give a dad who feels left out
A shiny bright surprise.

I'd like to give to every child
A valentine to treasure;
One that says "Without a doubt
You're loved beyond all measure!"

For all the lonely hearts I'd add
A special line or two,
Letting them know that they are loved
Each day the whole year through!

A super giant valentine
To the world I'd send;
I'd ask all nations to join hearts
And truly be good friends.

I'd fill each mailman's pack sky-high
With loving hearts entwined,
Until the whole wise world became
A great big valentine!
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My Heart Is Yours
By Carice Williams

I have two arms to give to you
To hold you and caress;
To do my best to bring to you
A bit of happiness.

I have two lips to speak soft words
So meaningful and true,
To tell you what it means to me
To share my life with you.

I only have one heart to give
But it is yours, my dear,
For you make life a paradise
Whenever you are near.
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