Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Happy Thursday!   Thankful and Poetic Day around here.    First up – THANKFULS.     Still remaining very thankful that Mom and Dad had both vaccinations and while they’re still masking up and distancing they just plain FEEL more comfortable knowing they are protected.    I’m also thankful that my Mom was finally “discharged” formally from oncology services at the Cancer Center.    Her oncologist followed her for an EXTRA long time after her recurrent melanoma in 2007 because Mom’s “pattern” had been ten years between bouts.    Well Mom passed ten years with no further recurrence by SEVERAL years and never minded the yearly checkups and blood work.    It’s now thought she’s “safely” beyond the window of opportunity for a recurrence.    Anyway, we’re celebrating that.

The second thing we do on Thursdays is enjoy a poem from Angel Sammy – my brother I never met – as he transmits his poem to me via email from the Bridge and I share it with you.    He also sent a photo for NEXT week’s poetic inspiration.   Let’s see…………..

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Another Thursday!   Let’s Get Poetic!

Hi everybody.   Hope you enjoyed coming up with a poem for the photo I gave you to work with this week to share for today’s get-together.    You all did a WONDERFUL job last week with your “HOMEGROWN” fruit and vegetable stand poems.   All of them were spectacular.

Here’s the photo I gave you last week – AND my poem inspired by it:

“Snow White and The Seven Ducks”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©April 28, 2021

The leader of this pack is a “tufted” duck

Perhaps her little “hat” brings her lots of luck

Her escorts behind her as she leads the way

On their way to the pond for a swimming day

The third duck in line has a darker beak

The last duck in line looks like a bit of a sneak!

The line moves slowly as the ducks move along

Perhaps they are singing Snow White’s favorite song?

“Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it’s off to the pond we go

They may not be seven dwarfs but they put on quite a show!

 

 

Oh I just couldn’t resist – the face they were white ducks and there were a total of EIGHT of them – too tough to pass up a chance for a giggle.   I hope you all had fun writing a poem for this photo.    So many things came to mind – and honestly until I saw sitting here starting to write this poem this particular idea had NOT come to mind!     

Anyway, I have a photo for you to use for NEXT week’s photo poem fun……..ready?

WOW………this should make for some interesting poetry………sure makes an interesting PHOTOGRAPH.     Biggest Secretarial Pool in the world???     Have fun with it – I’m sure you will.   We’ll meet next week same place and SHARE!

Have a wonderful and safe week…………………..life is short enough – don’t make it shorter by taking chances – get your vaccinations everyone!

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

Love Always, Angel Sammy

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Angel Sammy I loved your poem today.    I can’t wait to read what everyone else came up with too!     Thank you for making Thursdays so much fun.    I’ll see you next week here but in my dreams every single night.

Hugs, Teddy

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  1. First of all a huge congratulations to your mom. That must be such a weight off her mind.
    Love your poem, Sammy The first duck with the pompom looks cute.

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    • Mom says THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU……and she prays one day to be able to say that to you also – but ALL of us are happy that you are maintaining and THAT is a victory as well. Thanks for the card (says Mom) and we love that first duck – never knew there is a type of duck that has those pompoms!!!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  2. Oh dear, and we thought Mrs Duck In The Lead just had a big bump on her head!!! As for all else, what wonderful news for you, such a happy day to feel free once again … and so much to be
    thankful for.

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    • I am very thankful to be one of the lucky ones. I thought the same thing about that lead duck until someone told me there are “tufted” ducks that have that extra plumage! Interesting isn’t it!!

      Hugs, Pam

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  3. We loved the poem, Angel Sammy! It’s perfect for the picture. Gosh, I wonder if that is a typing competition going on there. Everyone seems to be waiting to begin. Have a happy day you and mom and dad. And that is the best of news about your mom and being discharged at last by her oncologist. XO

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    • Mom’s very happy about no more oncology checkups……and the photo backstory is that it’s a group of people taking civil service typing exam back in the 30s but we thought it was a pretty interesting photo for poetry!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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    • Thanks on the congrats….it’s like a weight off my shoulders. I have the “back story” on the photo for next week and I will say that back in the late 60s I was in a room ABOUT this size taking my civil service typing test!! LOL

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  4. Excellent poem. I hadn’t noticed that tuft. 🙂 I love this photo of you Teddy, you are so adorable. Have a great day! XO

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    • I thought that tuft thing was some sort of photographic boo boo but there are “tufted” ducks and I reckon the leader of the pack here is one!! Thanks for the compliment about Teddy – he is rather adorable I agree!!

      Hugs, Pam

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  5. Thank heaven for mama out of the woods!!!!!! That is the best news ever.for us to be thankful about. Also that a dear friend who died last night did not suffer. We are thankful for that, too. A friend of 40 years…

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    • So very sorry to hear of the loss of your friend of 40 years last night but it’s a real “gift” to you all and his family that he didn’t suffer. We are very happy about my Mom – she has had cancer three times and is still here thanks to incredible doctors, incredible care, and God. Happy Thursday dear Loulou!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  6. Clapping and squealing for Mom’s thankful!! WOW YAY Mom
    Angel Sammy you have super duper keen eyesight I did not notice the feather tuft on #1 or dark beak but I 100% agree the last one was sneaky looking
    Hugs Cecilia

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    • Dad and I are super happy for Mom…..we hope things stay like they are!!! Someone told us that first duckie was a “Tufted” duck – I figured it had ear muffs on. HAHAHAHAHA

      Hugs, Teddy

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  7. Excellent, Cancer is gone and she is no longer the oncologist’s patient. Triple backflips. The greatest of news.’
    That was the best poem I’ve heard since last week. Your mom has a gift cause when the poem is said it is so relaxed and natural and funny that saying it out loud just rolls off my tongue.

    Shoko

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    • Shoko thanks for the compliments for my Mom! She’s very happy to no longer have to have yearly blood work for signs of THE BIG “C”, AND happy that Angel Sammy “collaborates” with her for poetry day.

      Hugs, Teddy

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  8. Hooray and congrats on getting ‘kicked out’!!
    What a blessing!! Praise The Lord!!

    I know that feeling as well. MY cancer was from July 2006…and last year I begged to not have to go way up there every year, too. (50 miles or so from here…) So I was released into the care/overseer of my Primary Care MD. At first when they get you to 6 monthly checks and then to a year is a strange feeling, after you have been there so often, kind of like a second home…I still get the 6 monthly blood work checks done…but at least that can be done here in my own town. Then a few days ago, I got a phone call from *them*! What?? Oh yes, it was one of the clinical staff there…she wanted to know how I was doing, since I am still technically on the clinical study I got on all those years ago.

    Your duck poetry was so cute and what a spin it took, LOL! I shall be singing that tune on my way to work, later…

    Next week’s pic made me think of the time when we were all in a a huge stadium; the venue to write my RN exams…but we didn’t have typewriters, just pencils and then we got huge packets of papers…of the pre-computer days:)

    Maybe since it looks like a gymnasium, those people are reporters for some famous speaker?? Nah, they are all the same age sort of…and back then there were not so many ladies doing reporting…maybe the ARE doing some kind of an exam.

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    • So glad you’re in the “so far so good” category with your cancer….I tried to get in a clinical trial after my diagnosis but National Institutes of Health wouldn’t take me because of my heart valve issue. I thought that was my last chance but I found an oncologist who told me about something that MIGHT work and referred me to an oncologist in my town. She was fabulous and encouraged me through all those years. I only did the treatment for a year (which felt like forever) but then it was “fingers crossed it works” and it apparently DID. Lucky – oh YES. That photo for next week IS an exam. A Civil Service Typing Exam back in the 30s! Cool photo though isn’t it. Will be fun to do a poem for that one!

      Hugs, Pam

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  9. What a joy for all of you that your Mom is declared to be cancer-free!

    That was a fun poem, it did remind me of Heigh-Ho, it’s to the pond we go. In fact, i started to write that in my poem and decided not to, i don’t want to get in trouble with the lawyers at Disney, haha.

    My poem is over here.

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  10. Those are really excellent thankfuls and it is such good news about being cancer free and beyond Yay. Angel Sammy you always have the funniest poems and we sure are glad you come down to visit

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    • Glad you liked Angel Sammy’s poem……he sure enjoys having “his” day on the blog every week! Mom is very happy that she passed this cancer-free milestone. There are no guarantees in life but she feels like she IS one of the lucky ones.

      Hugs, Teddy

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    • Chippy anyone can write a poem – many forms of poetry don’t even rhyme – it’s just a collection of words that express a feeling and a lot of the photos Angel Sammy gives us are FUN to describe that way!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  11. What a kewl poe-em ‘angel’ Sammy! Once again you rote a winner!!
    Mee was goin to rite a poe-em butt LadyMew iss not well….**sighss**
    Miss Pam wee are so-o happy yore Cee-Free!!!!! HURRAH!!!!
    **purrss** BellaDharma an {{{huggiess}}} LadyMew

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    • Mom loves poetry….many years ago she was the Editor for a poetry anthology put together by a Poetry Publisher and Maya Angelou contributed a poem to the book – how cool is that?! I’m very happy that my Mom has remained cancer free long enough to “graduate” from oncology care finally. WOO HOO for medical science!

      Hugs, Teddy

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    • Your Mom really DID write a doozy this week and we love it. It was a FUN photo and next week’s is interesting too – can’t wait to see what everyone does with that one! I think Angel Sammy is thinking it will be a bit of a challenge.

      Hugs, Teddy

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  12. We especially LOVED all that medical news, T. Well done. Good reports all around. My mom is still not “out there” very much with her vaccines all finished. She tries to do a few new things each week. Coming out of quarantine is way harder than going in for us.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    • It is tough to get used to leaving the house a bit more than during the past year – Mom and Dad are finding that to be the case too. Taking “baby steps”….that’s probably the SAFEST thing to do anyway!

      Hugs, Teddy

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    • Binky we loved your poem! It’s just fabulous……you’re adorable AND talented – that’s a great combination. The photos on your post were also amazing – especially the swan – they are so beautiful!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  14. Teddy, I’m so glad you and your mom and dad are all healthy and safe! Angel Sammy, I love the Snow White twist you put on your fun poem! What a purrfect post all around. Purrs!

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