Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Hi everybody.    Happy Thankful Thursday.    I think if you’re reading this blog post as well as all the other “Thankful” posts hooking up to Brian’s Hop today, you will see that in spite of all the turmoil these days, a lot of us are very thankful.     I continue to be thankful that my Mom and Dad and everyone we know is so far healthy and taking all the proper precautions to stay that way.     Mom got an order of paper masks today AND some cloth ones that take filters – so she’s thankful they came.   My Dad is thankful for the new DVDs he and Mom ordered which they are using to pass the time in the evenings after dinner………….some favorite British mysteries.     So yes we are THANKFUL here.    Also THANKFUL that Brian hosts this wonderful hop every week.

My Angel Brother Sammy wrote his weekly letter which contains his poem for Poetic Thursday too.     Hope you wrote a poem for last week’s photo too!    Here’s what HE had to say…..

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Hello From The Rainbow Bridge My Friends!

I’m happy to see that you are all doing fine……………..that means all our prayers are being answered and everyone is patiently waiting out the “storm” from the virus.    Hopefully all of you have family and friends who are doing the right thing to stay safe and healthy.     We don’t have the virus up here at the Bridge but that doesn’t mean we aren’t “involved” as your Angels.  Oh yes – it’s a full time job keeping those we love safe.

But I had time to write a poem this week to go with the photo I gave you all LAST week as inspiration.    Did you write one?   If you did let us know in our comments so we can read it!    Here’s last week’s photo and my poem:

“Cookie Cutter-ville”

Never have we seen such a strange and lonely sight

Like the entire place was abandoned overnight

Fact is it was never even occupied

I’m sure the financier and builder must have cried!

They look like they all came out of a “house machine”

All facing the same way on tiny lots – no space between

A strange sight this makes – so bereft of life

Like the Chef ran out of icing for his pastry knife!

 

Absolutely the strangest housing development EVER…………if you really would like more of the story, you can CLICK HERE.     I can’t wait to read YOUR poems…………….and I also can’t wait to show you the photo I found for all of us to use as NEXT Thursday’s photographic inspiration for another poem.     You have a whole week to think about what you want to write!    

My goodness – times have changed in the “bathing beauty” swimsuit competitions haven’t they.    Anyway, fun photo and I bet we can come up with some fun poetry for this photo for NEXT Thursday!

In the meantime – please keep your humans happy and safe………………it’s our job!!    Whether we’re at the Bridge or side by side with them in life now, we protect and guard them and always will.

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Love and Angelic Hugs……….Angel Sammy

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Gosh thanks Angel Sammy for keeping an eye on us…………..Mom, Dad and I all feel you with us all the time………………..we thank you for taking care of us always!

 

Love, Teddy

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  1. The houses gave me the creeps. Whatever was the architect thinking! I am not surprised they were never occupied.

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    • I agree – and some of the photos I’ve seen of this place show that it’s about TEN TIMES the size of this one little section of the development. What were they thinking?!

      Hugs, Pam

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  2. We’re Thankful that you’re hosting this wonderful blog, Angel Sammy and Teddy and your poetry is always Outstanding! 😸Clean Pawkisses for a Happy Thankful Day. Stay Safe Healthy and Yourselfie🙏🐾😽💞

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  3. Very strange. It is a lonely sight. Glad that you all are well. They are opening our beaches with restrictions. It is way too soon. We will continue to shelter at home even though physical distancing is breaking down in our little community.

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    • I’m glad to hear to hear you and SSNS will be staying off those beaches and keeping your own distance in the community. People all of a sudden seem to feel SAFE when that’s far from the truth. It won’t be long before Florida becomes an example of what can happen when you go back to status quo too soon. I hope not – I really do – but it’s got me worried for ALL of you. Stay safe my special friends…….

      Love, Pam

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    • Sounds like they feel that development will do better once they get financing reorganized – I wouldn’t live there on a dare but then………maybe I’m just not as adventurous in my old age?!?! You had a fun poem for this wacky photo and next week’s will be fun too!

      Pam

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  4. Angel Sammy, that development was the not only weird, but the silliest thing any developer ever came up with, I do believe. Ew-glee, and like a bunch of cakes lines up on a table. You’d think they’d at least change the coloring, or the number of windows showing to every other house.

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    • I know – absolutely NO imagination placing them on the lots either – I mean they could have staggered them or slightly turned them or PAINTED THEM PASTEL COLORS (hahahahahaha)………just plain EW-GLEE (you’re right!).

      Hugs, Teddy

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    • It’s hard NOT to think it’s creepy – looks like a million Dracula’s Castles which makes me think of bats – which makes me think of ICKY – which makes me think I hope I don’t have bad dreams tonight! LOL

      Hugs, Teddy

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  5. OMCs that was a purrfect poem for the cookie cutter village of wasted bucks.
    I clicked on the link to find out more. Why in the world would developers think this was a good idea?
    Great photo and info behind it
    Hugs Cecilia

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  6. We thought it was a creepy town too so we Googled it. VERY weird.

    We’re THANKFUL that all our pals are okay. Mom says her paper masks arrived in California
    on Monday so should be here soon.

    Stay safe!

    The Florida Furkids

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  7. So glad you are all doing well and have something to keep occupied. It is nice to know the Angels are watching out for us all as that really helps you to keep calm in this strange time. Great poem

    Very strange houses
    They could have been built for mouses
    The costs may have been astronomical
    That they thought profit is quite comical
    That they lost their shirts is sad
    Next time build houses that aren’t so bad

    Thanks so much for coming to my Gotcha Day Party
    Toby and Family

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    • WHAT A FABULOUS POEM!!!! Well done Toby…..I’m glad you’re having a good time at your GOTCHA Party – you sure did have a lot of wonderful food – I filled up before I left………I say PARTY ALL DAY my friend – you deserve it!

      Hugs, Teddy

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    • They apparently had already sold a bunch of them before things went belly up from the financial side of things. Who knows – it may very well get going again but I still think it’s incredibly UGLY unless it was maybe ONE of those on a big piece of land! LOL

      Hugs, Pam

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  8. That IS a very sad looking village – it needs some peeps and flowers and trees to make it look nicer. Nice poem.

    Mom says she wouldn’t wear most of the swimsuits out there today, but for sure she would NEVER wear one of those really old time ones:)

    Woos, Lightning and Timber

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    • Some “humanity” and “yard decoration” (plants!) would certainly brighten up that landscape but there’s still the acres and acres of SAME that will always be. Maybe one day when someone has to have a roof replacement they might get RED tiles – that would set them apart! HAHAHA My Mom says the same thing about those old timey bathing suits….EEEEK!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  9. That is an interesting story. When I moved to Florida in 1988, not too far from where I lived near Ft. Meyer’s was an abandoned housing project. I believe the put in roads, sewers and street signs but the houses never came. 30 years later nature took over and it was very strange to look at.

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    • I’ve thought about that too – how heavy all that wet material must have been but I kind of think they actually didn’t do much swimming back then – more “strutting their stuff” and wading in the shallows.

      Hugs, Pam

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  10. Teddy, it makes us so happy that you’re all staying safe and healthy. Angel Sammy, your poem suits this photo so well.The image of these houses is both mesmerizing and haunting. Purrs and prayers to continued good health for you all!

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    • My Mom says she’s still DREAMING about that weird housing development……she thinks there are a lot of BATS in all those BELFREYS. HAHAHA We are safe – you stay that way too please!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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