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Saturday, January 26, 2008
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A few days ago I found a treasure in a second hand antique dresser set brush, hand mirror, and the matching shoe brush just like my mamaw's. The really amazing thing about my find is the letter B that is boldly engraved on each piece...a treasure meant for me to find. This treasure sparked my memories of playing dress up at my mamaw's dresser when I was a little girl. I hope you enjoy it...

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Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 2/6/2008
lovely and very well rhymed Joyce, enjoyed reading
Reviewed by Sheri Uy 2/2/2008
wonderful joyce... just wonderful! your poem made me speechless. can't help but feel nostalgic myself. loved every line of it. thank you for sharing it.

be well,
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 2/2/2008
I want to see the picture and bring this Wonderful sweet poem together!
Lady J- YOU were indeed blessed! I think it was meant for you to find it, cuz it would be truly loved and deeply appreciated!
AS is this treasured poem!
I love your easy flowing heart Lady J!
Write On!
Warmed in the Spirit, Warrior Purple Lady Sweet Sheoooxoo

STay Positive!
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 2/1/2008
I think of two of my grandmother's favorite fragrances from her Avon lady as a child--"Topaz" and "Persian Wood." And I too confess that I would play dress up with her "ear bobs" and her necklaces of imitation pearls that would fall past my waistline--I was a short kiddo--not to mention the boxed scented body powders and the big soft poofy (yep, said "poofy") puffs that if you put too much on made me look as if I was a snow bunny.

You know Sis. Joyce I thank you for this remembrance in verse.
Much love,
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 1/30/2008
This is a wonderful tribute to your memories with Mamaw``*
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 1/29/2008
OH Joyce, the way you write your beautiful gentle soul just shines through and obviously it is a family trait. Wonderful. Liz
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 1/27/2008
I love to hear of your stories, and the fond memories you have that make you...YOU! Love, holly
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 1/27/2008
Dear Joyce you are a good hearted teacher and a good granddaughter. You brought your grandmother to life. It is a blessing for both of you. I thank you for reading my poem. "The Human Experiences"
I read a few poems of yours. You have a great talent. Love Emile

Reviewed by Randall Barfield 1/27/2008
I didn't touch anything, actually, but remember too my grandma's dresser with her 'feminine' things all over it. Those rooms were dark, too, cause of the winter or summer's hot sun.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/27/2008
A true treasure you found in that shop, and a treasure of a poem you have penned, Joyce.
Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 1/27/2008
A nice trip down memory lane. I relly enjoyed the poem.. Am glad you bought the brush....M
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 1/27/2008
Joyce, this poem have the quality to take the reader back in time, when his little girls discovered the Victorian screts of grandma's dresser, with wonderous things, brushes so soft that made them giggle, and powders, and ivory combs, and a gold framed crystal mirror...

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 1/26/2008
A great find for you
I did enjoy your write..
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 1/26/2008
I can almost smeel that old woody smell mixed with powder, in an old tranquil setting, when life was slower and happier..
Reviewed by Morning Star 1/26/2008
Wow you have brought back some wonderful memories
painted in the beautiful colors of life
Your words painted a vivid picture
And imagery and I love the flow!!
Peace Love And hugssss....Morning Star
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg 1/26/2008
a beautiful artist painting, felt like i could see them as I read...lovely how you say "mamaw"
Reviewed by John Leko 1/26/2008
...wonderful remembrances...envisioned in your pen...of brushed softness...and magic reflections...hearts treasures.
wonderful Joyce...
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 1/26/2008

An excellent depicting... "Just Like Mamaw..." has painted its story with the collors of the rainbow of creativity.

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by D Johnson 1/26/2008
Joyce, my friend, you know how to wake up those sleeping memories...well done!

Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 1/26/2008
The picture you paint reminds me of my grandkids joy of playing with my wife and daughters makeup. Enjoyed
Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 1/26/2008
Wonderful imagery, Joyce. I think we all have memories like that but you describe them so vividly.
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 1/26/2008
Joyce, the images in this brought back many wonderful memories of sitting at my Mother's dresser. This paints such a wonderful canvas to enjoy for every reader. It's a great writing!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/26/2008
Joyce this is imagery of the best kind! A flawless gem to read and treasure!So glad you found the dresser set!

Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 1/26/2008
Brava for making us see the glass and clouds of powder; lavender, if I'm not mistaken. Also love the colors in the mirror you kindly hold up. Nothing like a good grandmother! My mother's mother keeps surfacing in poems. Still see the doughnut-like"rat" she used to pull her hair through. She kept it in a silver. . .don't know what to call it. It was round and had a lid with fancy scrawls. I was so surprised when she undid her braids. Think I thought it came braided! The memories I have of her =- memories she gave me -- help push away the dark. Thanks for reminding me, Luv. And for all the thoughtful reviews!! Pea Hooluvzya
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 1/26/2008
I'm on my way to Kentucky...Where is this store?
I love this poetry. The fluffy white powder puff
takes my vivid imagination back to my early childhood.
Thanks Joyce.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/26/2008
Superb writing, my friend; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 1/26/2008
Joyce, I especially like your poem because it brought back similar memories for me of my mother. I still have the old hand-mirror she used daily when she still had goals and wanted to look her best. When she became bedridden, she refused to use the mirror again. Yet, it still represents a time of beauty in her life--and mine.

Great write. JC
Reviewed by Paul Berube 1/26/2008

I think those pieces were meant for you to find. A beautiful reflection my friend. Peace, Love and Blessings Always, Paul.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 1/26/2008
Absolutely beautiful memories brought to life in your words. Thank you Joyce for sharing.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/26/2008
A beautiful write of lovely memories
that still linger within a savored time span
Extracting a beautiful smile
Like Mamaw,Like Daughter
Thank you Joyce for this beautiful Jewel
Of a poem.
Love & Peace be with you

Reviewed by Paul Berube 1/26/2008
This is a beautiful write Joyce. I could picture my own daughters doing just this as I read it. Fantastic work Poet. Keep it up and God bless.
Reviewed by F William Broome 1/26/2008
Your poem is the magic weaving of another memory... for your grands and great grands. Just think, Mamaws all over the place, and sweet children to keep track of them. You've done your part, so sit back, smile, and know that you have found part of life's secret. - Bill
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/26/2008

Beautiful memories come alive in wonderful lines: well done. Meant for you to find!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Bonnie May 1/26/2008
Oh Joyce, this is so touching. Isn't it wonderful how Grandma's left their prints on us. We will see them again and we will then have them for eternity. Great tribute to her. Love, Bonnie
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