Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Grandmother's Lace

Grandma's Present 

Every Christmas
Grandma gave us handkerchiefs
Girls, hand laced edges
Embroidered initials
for the boys.  Your grandmother?

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Poem Copyright, © 2014 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

Today I am linked with Susie Clevenger of  Real Toads, Bits of Information

At the link above, Susie has an excellent summary of the history of lace.  Did you know that in the olden days the lace trade was a hot ticket to riches?  Much was smuggled across borders. Cheap child labor was prevalent in the industry. Prices were very high, etc, etc.

Our challenge by Susie was to write an original piece involving lace.  My Tanka poem was written with my iPad as we are still traveling.  It is true. My grandmother was wonderful!  She was also excellent at any type of needlework and sewing. 

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Monday, May 05, 2014

A book title poem -- Paradise (not)

Devil's picnic
A remarkable mother
Cocaine blues

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Photo and Poem Copyright, © 2014, Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

I am linked today with the Real Toads, Open Link Monday
A book spine poem and picture for you today.  I hope I didn't offend anyone with this one. 
It is a little out of character with me but depicts a large mixed up segment of our world today.

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