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I'm a grandmother, a nursing educator, an avid knitter and an aspiring writer. I created this page for family and friends who expressed interest in reading my writing. It is mostly poetry with a few short stories sprinkled here and there .

The poem on this page is one my Mom favored. The collectible trinket is from a needlework picture of Longfellow's home she completed. Mom loved poetry and was an avid reader. She and my brother,Rasputin , inspire me still.

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Helen's Corner - Book I
#896765 added November 6, 2016 at 11:14pm
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Alex had a little girl
Her only name was Helen
He always kept her in a whirl
Their love was no fair tellin'
But Alex had to go away
And leave this lovely lass
So as she brooded everyday
Her Junior Year she did not pass.


"Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind"
A teacher like SeƱorita Rogers
I think I'll never find
"O beautiful for spacious skies"
And her eyes of amber blue
Oh to look at her twinkling eyes
And her smiling face so true
"My country 'tis of thee"
To Miss Rogers I send my love
She is a guiding angel to me
Sent down by a small white dove.


There's a little bit of bad in the
         best of us and a little bit of good
                   in the worst of us.


Remember well and bear in mind
A boy like Alex is hard to find
But if you find him to be untrue
[Wrestle] him till he's black and blue.

Helen is a proper noun
Look her up and look her down
5 feet 4 of beauty true
Just the girl for a boy like who?


Love is bold
Love is old
Love will never die
Get it fast
Make it last
Make it a marriage tie.

Laugh awhile, smile awhile,
While you walk a toilsome mile
Never give up, for you can do it
Keep up your courage, make a home-run hit.


Watch a fellow, as he succeeds,
He is the one who never needs
Help or aid from me or you
He is the one who is never blue


Never on a friend depend
He'll always leave you in the end.


         Love, Honor, Obey

To love is to show one's faith
To honor is to select your mate
To obey is to live a happy life
Three words of wisdom to husband
                             and wife.

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