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a thinking one - dedicated to my grandpa

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I love this rhyming poem, it is true a good name means everything , as well as living a good life, caring about and serving others,when possible. Thanks for sharing this. Congratulations as well on being in the poem of the month list. It us,well deserved .


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    It is such a remarkabe thing, isn?t it?? *smile*
    It has been my little secret ? my joy, joy for a little bit now. Thank you for all your very kind comments. Have a fab week!!!

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Yes Robyn, the family name can be worth more than some of these things, just try telling the younger generation over here. They don't even want to get married, too much trouble and the family name ... well...

This poem hits a nerve with me. I might just print this off for my son, when I get back home.

I've given you six for this one Rob. Great effort and topical... ~Mel~ xxx


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    Awwwww.... Thanks, Mel. You are a doll and such an encourager!
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A very good yarn about ancestral pride.
My ancestral pride doesn't go back much further than Dad being a champion Bullrider. I have a bit of an idea that most of my ancestors came over here in chains at Her Majesty's behest.
Phyllis Stewart is already convinced that I come from convict stock.


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reply by the author on 23-Jan-2018
    hahahahahahahaha!!
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Nice write, Robyn, with a wonderful point. My family name isn't worth a damn, but I understand the desire to preserve one (name) that is good, attached to a reputation of goodness.

Riches absolutely don';t imply degenerate behavior, BUT it happens often that the rich are degenerates. Of course my not rich family is, too, mostly.


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reply by the author on 22-Jan-2018
    Yeah, the pendulum swings both ways. Stupidity is found everywhere? and as my husband regularly tells me, ?you can?t fix stupid... you can love it and you can pet it but you can?t fix it.?

    You may want to keep that in mind??

    Thanks for reading!!
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What's really great about this writing Robyn is that it is a simply stated verse of rhyme that an average reader can comprehend.

It brings out the difference between two different worlds of life where one can get the jest of how life is lived and the consequences of each lifestyle.

It's a choice between a Life of Glamour or a Family Life of Honor and Respect.

Growing up in a military family my Dad made the rule quite simple especially to us boys and that was "Do Not Disrespect Your Mother or Dishonor the Family Name".

An Excellent cohesion of Imagery and Verse...Quantum Traveler...Phil.


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    Thank you so much, Phil -- it's nice to run across those who can relate!! YAY!!

reply by Quantum Traveler on 22-Jan-2018
    I've lived on both sides of the fence I prefer the simpler side where I have good neighbors and friends...Phil.
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Amen, Robyn--hallelujah.
Material wealth, worldly belongings--none of those things matter in the end.
I'm sure you probably already know the Bible verse I'm about to cite much better than I do, but here goes anyhow:
Matthew 19:23-24
23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. 24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

I think that pretty much says it all.
~Dean


 Comment Written 22-Jan-2018



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    Yep. Not to say that riches, in themselves, are evil, but they can be a distraction. Thanks, Dean!

reply by Dean Kuch on 22-Jan-2018
    Yes, when placed in the wrong hands they can be dangerous, Robyn.
    You're very welcome.
    ~Dean
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Big Smile, hello I am so happy too have my Fanstory page open and calling me LOL, this is without naming a poem that only you could write and have it speak in so many voices, WELL DONE


 Comment Written 22-Jan-2018



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    hahahahaha! I don't know -- I think you could be being OVERLY generous, maybe. But I LIKE it! Thank you!!!!
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Excellent post and good rhyme and rhythm. You and Lee both it right. Money doesn't guarantee good moral behaviour in the least. But they can pay for lawyers to bury the evidence.

This is lovely tribute to posterity and your family.

Thanks for sharing.

Gloria


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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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Okay, I'll admit to something. What instantly tipped the scales for a sixer was because it was for your dear Grandpa! Apart from that, I love this anyhow,, because I feel exactly the same and I am a throw-back in a lot of ways. This picture of your family could have fit right in there with a hundred old picture I have left to me. Plus, I have Southern roots, too! At least on my mom's side, big-time; my dad's side was mostly a bunch of Yankees and Canadians! LOL Great, great poem ... It reminds to prod me to write another poem honoring my Nanny and Granddad. Take care. Bruce.


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    Wow. What better compliment could one receive than to hear I might have prodded you to write something...? --sigh-- That makes me happy.

    And more especially if it's about your family, and those who are older and/or passed. How sweet! And, to think!! -- I had something to DO with that!!! HUZZAH! Thank you!!

reply by Kingsrookviii on 21-Jan-2018
    Well, you sure did. It's been simmering on the back burner I think, but the words haven't come yet. I can't say just why, but this may have dislodged something holding me back. Who know, not me! LOL Bruce.

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Have you ever read or seen "The Crucible"? The importance of an untarnished name is the main theme. As Lee points out:
Even one small mistake on our part can ruin years of diligence.


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reply by the author on 21-Jan-2018
    And I, for one, have seen that happen far too often in my lifetime. It's a sad, sad thing to watch. Thanks, Shari!
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