Pizza Without Cheese Poem

Pizza Without Cheese Poem

One Thing Leads to Another By Jennifer R. Franks March 21, 1980 A pizza without cheese is like A kiss without a squeeze. An orange without a seed a like A garden without a weed. A school without a teacher is like A church without a preacher. A house without a hose is like A garden without a rose. A hammer without a head is like A pencil without lead. A pen without ink is like Skunk that...

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Four Leaf Clover Story

Four Leaf Clover Story

HOPE – a one syllable word that will keep you going when all of the other more impressive words have failed to sustain you. ~ Joni James Aldrich “I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover…” Here is my Four Leaf Clover story. It’s silly, but true!! I hope you enjoy! This one’s especially for you Dad! And, I guess it’s too late to tell you to ask mom to...

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Wild Horses in the Desert

Wild Horses in the Desert

These wild horses I see often on the nearby Indian Reservation.  This time was the closest I’ve gotten to them.  I found it interesting the way they would watch me.  This year I have spotted two colts and over a dozen adult horses.  These photos include one of those colts, looking more like a teenager now.  I have also observed how the parents and other nearby adult horses would watch...

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A Poem for My Niece

A Poem for My Niece

A Poem for My Niece by Aunt Jenni July 15, 2008 Even though I can’t always be there, please don’t ever forget how much that I care. If I could, I’d give you the stars and the sky, and take you everywhere that money could buy. Just remember we live and love under the same great sun, and know I think of you when each day is done. If you’re sad and lonely just look to the...

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Iris 2010 & IrisADay.com

Iris 2010 & IrisADay.com

Here are my favorite iris photographs from 2010.  These are my 22 favorite photographs as I snapped over 1,100 in the garden this year. During the iris blooming season, I regularly find myself stalking the Kary Iris Gardens in Scottsdale, Arizona as I am fortunate to live nearby.  I really appreciate Ardy Kary for allowing me to photograph in her beautiful iris gardens this past spring. You...

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To be an Aunt

To be an Aunt

Here is a ‘card’ my six-year old niece presented me the minute I arrived at her house last weekend.  How lucky am I?  I love being an Aunt! And my niece writes… I love you so much I really love you I love my Ant. In the picture my niece drew of ‘us’ we are wearing matching blue dresses with our long blond hair, big smiles and featuring butterflies, clouds...

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My Sweet Year

My Sweet Year

I met a gentleman who I knew for the last year of his life, to the day!  Mr. Sweet.  Before we met, I observed him at a dinner party.  This man was having more fun than anyone, laughing and always smiling.  I told my husband don’t let that man leave until I meet him. When we met, he was one of the kindest, most loving of people on the planet.  After we became friends, I felt...

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Happy 10th Birthday To My Niece!

Happy 10th Birthday To My Niece!

This sign was created for my niece’s 10th birthday today. This creation was designed by her three friends and my niece for her birthday party this afternoon. The girls big concern in designing this poster is that “everybody at Laser Tag would see it“!! Oh, to be 10 again. To think, ten years ago today, she was born. And, ten years from today she will be 20!  Wow! Time is an...

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Aunt Jenni’s First Post

Aunt Jenni’s First Post

When one door closes, another one opens.  For every ending, there is a new beginning. When you love something, set it free.  If it does not return to you, it is not meant to be.  If it returns to you, it is yours to love forever. God ~ Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I can not change.  The Courage to change the things that I can.  And the Wisdom to know the...

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