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· Simon the Snowman

· Beside Still Waters

· Under Amber Skies

· Coastal Whispers

Short Stories
· Finding Ricky's Voice

· Worries Are Like Small Potatoes

· Five Generations of Women, Five Generations of Strength

· The Adventures of Gillyboat and Flea

· A Mug of Dreams

· The Man in Gray

· Parsley Rabbit Learned a Life Lesson

· All I Want for Christmas....

· The Grand Prize

· The Magic Bunny

· Love Letters for Valentine's Day

· Daddy’s Spirit Keeps Fallen Fathers in Children’s Hearts, Year-Round

· Broadcasting Relationship “Status” (on a shirt)? Is It Funny or Desperate?

· Resurrecting Love at Easter: Is It a Good Idea?

· The X’s & O’s of Love & Romance

· Relationship Obituaries: A New Way to Move Forward?

· Marriage Proposals by Women: Tips and Is Trend Really for Leap Year Only?

· The “After-Valentine” Valentine’s Day

· Valentine’s Day Gifts: Are Secrets and Surprises Taboo?

· Re-gifting (for the Right Reasons)

· Life As I Now Know It

· For Susan Bachman – Missing from Pennsylvania

· Soft Light of Solitude

· Budding Relationships

· The Heartfelt Gift

· Her Courage

· Bravest of the Brave

· Our Hearts Are Hurting for Boston

· A Soul of Kindness

· One Day at a Time

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· Card contest win meaningful for daughter, Jill Eisnaugle, on Father's Day

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· Jill Featured in Galveston County Daily News for Hallmark News

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  Memoir to a Poet: for J. Allen's Challenge
by Jill Eisnaugle
Saturday, February 02, 2008
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Here's my obituary, hopefully I'll live this long. ;-)

Inspirational author and poet, Jill Eisnaugle, passed away, yesterday, Tuesday, December 12, 2079, at the age of 99 years and 1 month.


As someone who lived her life serving the needs of others through verse, Jill will best be remembered for her compassion towards those less fortunate and for her personal quest to assist those in need, every chance she could.


Over a thirty year span in the early 21st Century, Jill wrote an average of 180 poems per year, prior to arthritis taking a heavy toll on her ability to grip a pen. In 2025, at the age of 45 and after twenty years of volunteerism with a Houston area morning radio program, Jill was forced to retire from the public’s limelight.


Unable to write, due to her debilitating arthritis, Jill devoted the next 25 years to touring the country and the world, spreading awareness about the beauty of poetry to middle and high school children, before officially retiring to her modest coastal home at the age of 70.


In nearly a century on this earth, Jill excelled by carrying the torch that the great poets in our culture had lit. She encouraged Americans to read and to write as a hobby, if not a career. She actively supported the cause of restoring the Arts in the public school environment and she inspired many people, worldwide, thanks in part to her own words of comfort, peace, hope and love.


The author of twenty published collections of poetry, Jill’s vision of once more bringing the popularity of rhyme back to the forefront of American culture helped to shape an entire generation of young writers. Her legacy is certain to sustain for decades and centuries to come.


Jill will be laid to rest on December 31st as part of a private ceremony at the Island Breeze Memorial Gardens, a site overlooking her favorite place: the Gulf of Mexico.


In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Jill’s name to a charity of your choice.


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Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 2/6/2008
never say die Jill, I will not deliver this letter, no way
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 2/2/2008
a beautiful write-sounds just like the special person you are
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 2/2/2008
Jill sounds like you have big plans for yourself, and I hope you live that long as well, your writing touches my heart...
God Bless
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 2/2/2008
It's one I really like! Any of us could be proud to have one such as this. Good job.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/2/2008
Heart touchingly beautiful obit, Jill; you put tears in my eyes! Very well penned; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Burleson, Karen Lynn. :) >tears! <
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 2/2/2008
RIP Well written of a well lived life.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/2/2008

Oh, this is beautiful - made me cry. Your poetry touches lives - hearts - and will linger, long after you've passed. A keeper, glad I know you now! :)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Books by
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Simon the Snowman

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Beside Still Waters

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Under Amber Skies

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Coastal Whispers

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  1. O Child Of Mine...(a reflection)
  2. Birthday in Heaven
  3. A Journey Of Self Discovery
  4. An Empty Chair
  5. Life is But a Vapor
  6. Snowy Morning Walk
  7. I Was
  8. Twenty-Six Years
  9. Aimless Is The Wind
  10. A Much BETTER Time...
  11. And, I Still Remember Daddy
  12. I Hear The Night That Calls My Name
  13. The Music of Your Time
  14. Cry Bosnia
  15. A Tribute To My Daughter On Her 18th Birth
  16. My Heart Is Heavy
  17. The Medic
  18. Windchimes In The Rain
  19. The Dark Place
  20. Too Young to Die

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