|Reviewed by jude forese
|in this poem you have encompassed the characteristic moments that make christmas time a special time of year ... the sentiment are imagery are heartfelt, real and emdody a specific message that love endures in the heart of a family not only on chritmas time but throughout the year ...
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|You may be in Kentucky, Joyce, but you have rekindled for me the many happy similar memories of Christmas with my farming folks when a child in Somerset, too. It may be the ONLY day of the year when extended families still make the effort to get together in our far-spread, fast-paced modern lives, but usually the experience of the "bonding" and sense of identity that comes with it gives us something to hold onto for the next 364! Wonderfully encapsulated. TY K xx|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Thank you for sharing these precious memories and the ambiance they recall, Joyce. Love and peace to you,
|Reviewed by David Thompson
|What a wonderful write! And I could feel the rhythm of your heartbeat in every line. Thank God for Christmases gone by and for people such as you--ones who can tickle our thoughts about the way things used to be. Oh, how I long to see those days once again. Yet somehow, you have managed to transport me there once more. Your words are like fine silver and gold.|
|Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath
"Christmas In Kentucky"
Oh My Old Kentucky Home~I rememeber it just like you spoke.
The simple ways and yet they are all magnificent and always remembered. We passed down these similiar sentimental ways to our daughter....the anticipation, and the fulfillment never fails. Most of all the abundance of love that continues to pour and pour in, and through, and out of the heart~Oh such love to share from the Holy Spirit!
Thank you Joyce for sharing this wonderful memmory,
From the Heart of an Artist Quiet Storm
|Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow
|What lovely remembrances you have penned here! Each one an heirloom to be treasured and to be shared...) I enjoyed this very much!
|Reviewed by richard cederberg
|Another delightful write Joyce ... you truly are a one of a kind gem. I had to eat a Snickers after I read this. (-:
Light and Wisdom ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
|Reviewed by H. Lena Jones
|Our childhood memories of Christmas are heavenly; Christmas seen through the eyes of a child is delightful. I wish I could experience my childhood Christmases again...oh, what joy...what anticipation...Christmas plays about the Nativity ... going to church with Mom and Dad and my siblings...singing Christmas Carols... Precious!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas memories, Joyce. Here's wishing you a safe and happy one this year.
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
|Wonderful Christmas spirit!
Merry Berry to you and yours.
|Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia
|Oh Joyce, you bring a lump to my throat..
You should be doing a Nostalgia Magazine of your own! Your poetry is respendent with images and sounds, colors and scents.....and true, deep-down, God-fearing, love of family and country.
Thank you for sharing your precious gift.
A Very Merry Kentucky Christmas to you & yours, Joyce!
|Reviewed by Miss Pandora
|Helping to keep it alive with this one Joyce...just beautiful,...you capture much in imagery, emotion and wonderful memories. Just lovely. Love Panda :)|
|Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
|Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg
|mmm...a wonderful memory of your Kentucky Christmas...filled with love and sentiments....thank you Joyce|
|Reviewed by Constance Gotsch
|This is indeed universal. Sounds like Christmas in Illinois to me, except we probably had colder weather.|
|Reviewed by Taylor Ryan
|It's hard to beat the old family recipe of tradition...wonderful memories Joyce...I even recognized a few from my own home.
|Reviewed by Chrissy McVay
|Great Christmas poem! You took me there...
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|It is so good to read a poem with the true Christmas spirit within it. In this day and age where the secularists want to crush this beautiful day, thank you for keeping it alive.|
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|Thank you for sharing your memories with us :-)|
|Reviewed by K. Mulroney
|Those were the days, sounds like a great home to be in at Christmas, great poem!|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Great offering...thanks for sharing!!
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|How abfab divine, has that cosy fireside feel and tangable smell...|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Ah, you make me yearn for the wonderful Christmases of the past, Joyce. And I hope this Holiday is a blessed one for you.|
|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|I am not from the south, but I do admire the traditions brought about, and the warmth that comes from so many of the people including yourself this is a beautiful write
|Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader)
|How traditions are being trampled underfoot these days. Progress, they say. But in reality those were the days. Victor|
|Reviewed by J M
|TRADITIONS BRING SUCH BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES WE NEVER LOSE.
This is so wonderful to read Joyce it gives one a feeling of comfort, family, warmness in this holiday season. Families with Values would help the world today.
Thanks for sharing this gem,
God Bless Joselyn
|Reviewed by Michelle Close Mills
|This is so warm and inviting...thank you for sharing the lovely traditions of your family with us Joyce...I feel like I know you better by reading this piece. And, I appreciate your wonderful reviews of my work too. It's a joy to read such glowing words. Blessings and hugs, Michelle|
|Reviewed by CJ Heck
|I love your writings, Joyce -- such a warm and loving style and always so family oriented which brings my own memories flooding to the surface. This is so tender and touching and through your beautiful imagery and words, your childhood comes alive for your readers to share.
Love and much respect,
|Reviewed by Connie Faust
|Ah, the wonderful traditions of our youth!
I love having some of those original ornaments. They are treasures, even the strange-looking foam bell my Mom trimmed with some shiny metallic stuff. I will never part with them.
Really enjoyed your reminiscence of Christmas in Kentucky.