Category Archives: Poems

A Treasured Tradition – Part 6, Personal Touches

See Part 1 for the beginning of this story. In addition to composing beautiful poems and putting them on cards, Jim and Hazel Kistler gave gifts of encouragement by complimenting us and telling us we were special in their lives. … Continue reading

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A Treasured Tradition – Part 5 EXTRA! EXTRA!

See Part 1 for the beginning of this story. Jim and Hazel began sending out their unique Christmas greetings in 1983, which was before we had met them and were written onto their mailing list. Because of the generosity of their … Continue reading

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A Treasured Tradition – Part 4

This is Part 4 in a series of posts sharing the beautiful Christmas greetings and poems our friends have sent us through the years.  Click here for Part 1. The top picture shows our treasure chest with Jim and Hazel’s cards. … Continue reading

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A Treasured Tradition – Part 3

This is a continuation of sharing the cards and poetry received over many years from our friends Jim and Hazel Kistler.  See Part 1 and Part 2 for the beginning of this story.  Christmas of 1998 brought this card to our … Continue reading

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A Treasured Tradition – Part 2

This is a continuation of sharing the cards and poetry received over many years from our friends Jim and Hazel Kistler.  See Part 1 for the beginning of the story, which will make this post more meaningful.  Nineteen Ninety-five’s (1995) card gave … Continue reading

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A Treasured Tradition – Part 1

Many years back when we were a young family, we met an older couple at church whom we grew to love.  Jim and Hazel Kistler became our good friends. Our love and respect for them grew during the time we had … Continue reading

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Oh Yes I Do

People have said to me “you never complain!”   I smile in response and am quick to point out that they don’t live with me.  I suggest they talk to Mr. Legs, who hears plenty of complaining.  I thank God for this man and his unwavering … Continue reading

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Waterfall

  waterfall       one drop, then two           cascading downward three drops, four        and then some more a steady stream begins        pain overflowing from the heart up through the eyes      down the cheeks until they fall         … Continue reading

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Words

I wrote this many years ago as a late teen when paper was all I had.   It’s still true today as I type words on a computer screen.  With so many excellent poets out there, its rather intimidating to share … Continue reading

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Ode to Mr. Legs

I’m so very grateful for my loving husband.  He takes good care of himself and is the picture of physically fit.  I appreciate all of the parts that  make him who he is, but I have a growing appreciation for … Continue reading

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