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Travelling through time


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Joy Graham
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This is a terrific poem, Valda :) You took me back in time to my own childhood. I love the idea of words travelling through time from reading to our kids and grandkids. That's a whole lot of awesome sauce!

Joy xx


 Comment Written 27-Jun-2018



reply by the author on 27-Jun-2018
    Thanks for reading my free verse on children through the generations. It wasn't until I started thinking about each generation that I realized that reading and the books was the one constant going trough the times. Glad you enjoyed it,
    cheers,
    valda
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Hi, Velma,

Thank you for sharing this wonderful free verse poem. I think many of us here grew up with books as our friends.

My granddaughter loves books. She hasn't seen my library since she was an infant. She will be here in two weeks and I can't wait to see what she thinks of her Grammy's collection.

patty


 Comment Written 25-Jun-2018



reply by the author on 26-Jun-2018
    Thanks Patty for reading my free verse on children through the generations, and I'm sure your granddaughter will
    love spending time with Grammy and your book collection.
    thanks again,
    cheers,
    valda
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Hi there,

michaelcahill highly recommended this piece and I can see why. it is superb and really focusses on the real things and though times have changed, in some ways they have stayed exactly the same, in some very important things that matter. this hits that right on the head. Words and books. I still read books which were published hundreds of years ago. Still finding treasures. Words, the true time travellers.

Splendid piece.


 Comment Written 25-Jun-2018



reply by the author on 26-Jun-2018
    Wow, that's such a compliment for michaelcahill to recommend you read my free verse on children through the generations.
    Thanks G for sharing your thoughts and your lovely comments. I think it's great that my Granddaughter and her friends still like to read actual books held in hand despite growing up in this electronic age.
    Thanks too for the wonderful 6 stars, your comments and stars have really made my day.
    cheers,
    valda
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Hi Valda,

Travelling through time as seen through the three generations ... I like it ... a lot! Though times have changed, and each generation has different ways of living and different forms of entertainment, the one constant that has been passed down through the generations has been the love of reading books.

Very well written and presented to your reader. I especially love your strong closing line ... "WORDS TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME" ... clever!

Hugs!
Connie


 Comment Written 21-Jun-2018



reply by the author on 23-Jun-2018
    Many thanks Connie for reading and reviewing my free verse on children through the ages, and when I think on it there have been so many changes in our lifetime. Glad you enjoyed and thanks again for your wonderful comments,
    much appreciated,
    cheers,
    valda
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Ah Valda, I love your journey through time. Well written and the words I loved. Maybe because I could identify with almost everything you wrote. A lovely piece of work and perfect picture. Enjoyed reading this very much - warm regards Dorothy xx


 Comment Written 21-Jun-2018



reply by the author on 23-Jun-2018
    Many thanks Dorothy for reading and reviewing my free verse on children through the generations. We must be of a similar age, and there have been so many changes in our life time.
    Thanks again for your lovely comments,
    much appreciated,
    cheers,
    valda
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So far the nearest thing to time travel is setting your thoughts down accurately and leaving them on paper for later years...I'm weak on free verse, but this looks like an excellent use of that freeverser prompt.


 Comment Written 20-Jun-2018



reply by the author on 23-Jun-2018
    Many thanks for reading and reviewing my free verse Red, on children through the generations
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    I do love the freedom of free verse with no real rules to follow,
    thanks again,
    cheers,
    valda
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well written and brought smoothly to a poignant point. I have been trying to teach the kids in my neighborhood about the beauty of books. an uphill climb. I might show them your work, Pearl..........meeshu


 Comment Written 19-Jun-2018



reply by the author on 20-Jun-2018
    Many thanks for reading and for your lovely comments on my free verse about children through the generations and the role of books through the generations. I wish you luck with your project and thanks again for the compliment,
    cheers,
    valda
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Being born in 1960 I remember a lot of these things...

Diaper pails with soiled cloth diapers in 'em that stunk to high heaven.

Sea Monkees and .25 cent comic books.

The Kon-Tiki Theater charging $1.25 admission for monster movie matinee on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

The "Yah-Who, Mountain Dew!" Hillbilly with a musket rifle.

The Frito Bandito.

My dad buttering popcorn he'd just popped in a big kettle on the stove, covering it with butter and salt (LOTS of butter and salt!) then putting it in brown paper grocery sacks so he wouldn't have to shell out .50 cents for popcorn at the drive in concession stand.

Leaded gasoline for .58.5 per gallon

Not having to be told to go outside to play but being made to come back inside before dark...

Yeah, those care-free, halcyon days of our youth...
Nice, reminiscent walk down memory lane, Pearl.
~Dean


 Comment Written 19-Jun-2018



reply by the author on 20-Jun-2018
    Oh yes I remember the diapers soaking and every time mine were on the line my neighbour seemed to light up his smoke house which was right next to our line. I'm not one to talk a lot about 'the good old days' but I do think they were simpler times, when we could be outside playing till after dark and our parents didn't have to worry about us.
    Thanks heaps for reading and reviewing Dean, always appreciated,
    cheers,
    valda

reply by Dean Kuch on 20-Jun-2018
    You're very welcome, Valda.
    Great piece of writing.

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That is a wonderful tradition to pass on. Reading is always fun and educational whether fiction or non-fiction. It sounds like you have a close family. And as time goes on as much changes as stays the same.

Keep writing

dp


 Comment Written 19-Jun-2018



reply by the author on 20-Jun-2018
    Many thanks dp for reading and for your comments on my free verse,
    very much appreciated,
    cheers.

reply by dragonpoet on 20-Jun-2018
    You are most kindly welcome. Have a good rest of the week.

    dp
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Edwardian drawing rooms thrilled to the sound of music made by the occupants -- "we made our own entertainment in those days" -- then there was the phonograph as the thing was called that later became the gramophone. Next along came the radio or the wireless as it was at first called. I remember a huge chest in our drawing room which was a marriage beteen the radio and what would later become the record player but for now was called the radiogram. Television changed everything even when it was in black and white and not unlike a ship's porthole to look at. I watched our queen's coronation on one of those. Now its gaming ang and social media but it is great to hear you and yours still read books.


 Comment Written 19-Jun-2018



reply by the author on 20-Jun-2018
    I remember the gramophone, mum and dad had one when we were kids, winding up the handle to play the record. For today's generation it's like the dark ages. Thanks for reading and reviewing my free verse and for sharing your comments,
    very much appreciated,
    cheers.
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