Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Hello Friends and Hello Thankful Thursday.    Another week has flown by and we are still feeling fine here and SO thankful that’s the case.   One only has to watch the news – just once – to realize that the world is imploding/exploding all around us.   In almost every way.    We might have our heads in the sand up here on our hill in our town in our safe home but right now that’s precisely what we need/should do.    So we are.    Thursday is our day to be thankful with Brian but we are truly thankful every day we wake up and realize we’re still here!!!    If you’d like to join the wonderful and THANKFUL-FILLED Hop, just click the badge above and join in by linking up.

I got my weekly email from my poetic Angel brother Sammy…………..his poem based on the photo he gave us last week is there………and I always feel just plain “better” after I read his messages anyway.    I hope you do too!!    Here’s his email:


Hi Friends and Lovers of Poetic Fun!

Hope you all are healthy and happy.    You know we are always happy at the Rainbow Bridge but we watch what’s happening with all of you – every single day – and while we can’t make things better for you – we DO care.   Remember that!

Now onward to poetry fun…………did you write a poem for the photo I gave you last week?    Did you?    Well GOOD!   Let us know you did in our comments here so we can read it.    I try to find what I believe to be interesting and fun photos for you to use as a “launch pad” for your poems.    It’s a chance to let your imagination fly free and maybe say something you might not otherwise say…….or perhaps express yourself in a complete flight of fancy!    

Here’s the photo I gave you for THIS WEEK’s poem – along with my poem for the photo……………then I’ll show you NEXT week’s photo inspiration!

“Thank you Sam”…….”Thank you Mam”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell          ©August 12, 2020


Sam enjoys making his dairy delivery rounds

But has found this past year that he’s gaining pounds!

Mrs. Smith makes the best fruit pies on his route

He’s pretty darn sure that’s what is “tightened his suit” !

The ladies appreciate his deliveries and they’re all so nice

And he can’t resist their cakes and pies when he’s offered a slice!


So Sam delivers their dairy orders and makes out pretty well with sampling the baked goods along the way.   I’m sure the ladies appreciate him as much as he appreciates them.    My Mom says she can remember when she was about eight or nine, they had a metal milk box on their front porch – supplied by whatever the dairy was that delivered milk.   Had the diary name on it of course.   These days I imagine people would be afraid to have one on their front porch because someone would steal it along with their milk delivery!    This is what it looked like (although the dairy was not this one):

Mom says she was never up early enough to actually SEE the milkman in his truck delivering milk but there was always frosty cold bottles of milk in the metal milk box every morning!

SO – I hope you will try to write a poem for this coming week’s photo – we’ll get together Thursday to share poetry based on the below photo so you have a WHOLE WEEK to come up with something to share with us.   YOU CAN DO IT!

Love this tiny chapel…………………I bet this inspires some great poems!!!    I already have an idea…………… you?      See you next Thursday – in the meantime please stay happy, and healthy, and hopeful.  

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

Love to you all!   Angel Sammy


Thank you for sending us your poem this week Angel Sammy……………….I always enjoy your poetry and I hope everyone plays along with you and writes one for the photos you find!     I love you!

Hugs, Teddy

49 responses »

  1. I like the way these old photos bring back long forgotten memories. We only saw our milkman on the day he came around to collect the money. Those were the days when you paid for what you had already had, never in advance like now.
    Delivery days he was always around well before dawn.

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  2. I love seeing the old time things. Never had a milk man where we were when I was a girl, my father said when I asked him a long time ago. I wish we had!

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  3. That is an excellent poem. I can’t believe your mom wasn’t up in time to see the milk man back then as she is such an early riser now. Next week’s poem will be fun to write, thanks to your mom for the inspiration. Have a great day! XO

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    • Mom says she wasn’t a late sleeper but when she was a kid she and her brother spent their mornings playing in the basement of the house so never knew when the milkman was there anyway. You’re right though – now she gets up at 3AM every day and I’m SURE she’d see the milkman if we had one!!

      Hugs, Teddy


  4. That was a cute poem and nice thankfuls, we’ll sure be thankful when the virus goes away. Hey, the Dad’s uncle was a milkman and his Dad was the bread man. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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    • How totally wonderful that your Dad’s uncle was a milkman and his Dad was the bread man. Mom also remembers having a bread man but that was when she was just a little girl – like maybe four years old and they lived in Bavaria. Oh the smell of that basket of goodies – she totally remembers that (but can’t remember what their house looked like!).

      Hugs, Teddy


    • I’m honestly not sure why my parents had a milkman bring dairy products to the house – Dad was in the Air Force and Mom did all the food shopping at the commissary on base which was just a couple of miles away from our house. I bet she just wanted to enjoy what SHE remembered as a little girl (or else she had a crush on the milkman!).

      Hugs, Teddy


  5. Sammy we are thankful and always love to hear from you on Thankful and Poetic Thursday. Dad told us that his Oma had one of those on her step from when he was old enough to stand up by himself. When he was older and he and his friends would camp out in the woods (then would not sleep of course MOL) they would go out at 3-4 am and put notes in some of the milk boxes saying “leave 2 chocolate milk” Hee Hee they would get a nice bottle when they made rounds. We would love to have seen the fun. Purrs

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    • Oh that’s a GREAT story Timmy! I love it…………Mom never left a note for the milkman but she says she always thought of him as a very mysterious man since she NEVER saw him!!

      Hugs, Teddy


  6. I remember the milkman. Those were the good ol’ days but I do have one bad memory related to milk delivery. When I was three, I was visiting my grandparents where my older cousin had broken a milk bottle and didn’t tell anyone. Out of pure bad luck, I fell off the steps and landed on my back on the broken glass. I remember being rushed to the hospital but remember nothing else but the scars I have to remind me how close I was to being paralyzed.

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  7. Things are really crazy out in the world today, and that is why we are so thankful to have a wonderful home where we can escape it at least for a while.

    There is a company here that still delivers milk, but we don’t think our immediate area is on his route. That would be nice to have – he is even has flavored milk:)

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  8. Mom apologizes for not writing a poem this week. She remembers her grandparents having the metal box and getting milk delivered. They never had that at her house. Next week’s photo is a good one. Makes us so happy that you and all our friends are staying healthy. Mom thinks it helps to be retired. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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  9. The world sure is a crazy place these days, but we’re glad you’re all doing well, Teddy! And Angel Sammy, this week’s photo and your poem for it are so sweet and fun! It was a lot of fun to work with this prompt, and next week’s is going to be just as fun!

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  10. Teddy, it makes us so glad each week to know that you and your mom and dad are staying healthy. Keep up the good work! Angel Sammy, what a purrfect poem! I sometimes wish I lived in simpler times, like times when milk was delivered to your house and things just seemed more quaint. Purrs!


    • I really think a lot of people see the nostalgic photos and remember how much LESS complicated things were in those days…..we hope we see less complications in the future – maybe not a return to simple times but a time when we aren’t so worried about the future.

      Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam


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