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Remember When

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Thinking of All the comforts of today
And the days of my youth
On a Minnesota farm.

Hot summer nights -
No air conditioning,
Just an open window.

No microwave -
Just the tea kettle,
Whistling before the morning light.
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Remember When
Monday, April 20, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: memories
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
written 0550am,20 April 2020, fragmented memories.
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COMMENTS
Smoky Hoss 03 December 2020
A beautiful poem, and picture. Memories such as these are such a gift. You are now so far from there, and yet, always in the heart, so near.... I love this poem...
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Michael Walker 25 May 2020
A most impressive poem and photo of your family.I like your repetition of 'no', followed by an example of modern technology.'No internet, no cellphone'. Life was much simpler back then.
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Anil Kumar Panda 14 May 2020
Remembering the good old days without mobile, tv, dryer, microwave and many more modern gadgets. But the life was smooth and not complicated as it is now. Nice poem. Enjoyed your style.
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Anil, Thank you for your comments. We ALL miss the days that are no more.
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Kim Barney 10 May 2020
Which one is Kathy? Is she the one next to you?
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Kim, Kathy is in the front row, white blouse carrying the cake pan..
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Kim Barney 05 May 2020
Hey, this is the first time I've seen this since you added the pictures! How do you add more than ONE picture? You look enough like me at that age that we could be brothers!
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Kim, you would have to check with my brother, he adds all the pictures.
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Darwin Henry Beuning 27 April 2020
My mother's side of the family, the " Hinnenkamp's" would gather at Lake Sylvia, north of Melrose, Minnesota every 4th of July. A wonderful lakeside location with hiking trails and lots of family fun. Probably 1958 or 59.
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Kathy Wright 23 April 2020
Yes, I remember those days like yesterday! Sleeping downstairs on the floor because of how hot it was. Love this poem and my thoughts travel back to a different time. A big family that lived each day to the fullest. We were blessed with a good upbringing with high aspirations. Thank you for our parents who worked tirelessly to provide for us kids.Through it all, we learned to trust in God who gives us hope, faith and love.
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Anita Lang 22 April 2020
" Remember When" - Darwin, thank you! You bring wistful and joyful nostalgia- you bring me 'back home.'
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Kim Barney 21 April 2020
Those were the days, right? Your family of nine and my family of eight! What fond memories!
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Kim, yes, it was great to be part of a complete family group, Mother and Father, seven children, sharing and caring together! !
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