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Seasonal Memories
by Lew Duffey
Friday, October 13, 2006
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I am sure you are like I am. There are certain memories which will never leave you, nor do you want them to. My uncle had a farm about a half hour drive away and he invited the whole family each Thanksgivings Day to come and help with the butchering. Along with the great time everyone had, everyone got some fresh pork to take home with them. We, the kids went to see our cousins and simply enjoy each others company. That is what inspired the next poem.

Seasonal Memories


Every season has memories that it can share.

Its autumn now and I stand in coolness of the air.

It brings back flashes of when I was a child at play.

When we would pile up the leaves and then dive in where they lay.

I remember when every Thanksgiving Day we went

To my uncle’s farm, oh the happy hours we had spent.

My uncle raised hogs and on Thanksgiving Day the whole family came.

The grownups would be hard at work while we kids ran to play games.

My Aunt would cook a glorious dinner of Turkey with all the trimmings so tasty.

Then we all enjoy it, including pumpkin pie and other pastry.

But, my favorite time came late in the day when the pork was brewing in big pots in the barnyard.

Before the grownups would make up the puddin’, they would crack open a bag of salt on the table

And we would feast on the pork for as long as we were able.

Those were happy days I remember with my Mom and my Dad

Along with my Aunts and Uncles and the great times we had.

There was also the knowledge that Christmas was only a month away.

But, for now we were content to just enjoy Thanksgiving Day.

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Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Nice nostalgic write, Lew; as always, a job well done! BRAVO~

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Connie Faust
Lew, are you saying that you had a big turkey dinner and then a pork dinner later? Plus pumpkin pie and other pastries? Pass the Rolaids, please.
Seriously, though, this is a nice poem filled with warm memories, the kind we all like to read.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray
It is wonderful that you remember these things, Lew; and we are thankful that you share them with us. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by H. Lena Jones
Another priceless memory, Lew. Love the picture, too. Waiting patiently for the Christmas memory now...:)

God Bless
Love, Lena
Reviewed by CJ Heck
These memories are priceless, Lew -- What a wonderful childhood full of them you had. You'll treasure them forever. Thank you for allowing me to share in them with you.
My very warmest regards,
Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine
We were poor but there was togetherness Margurite
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