Saturday, May 19, 2012


NW Women’s Book Club     
 by, Randee Saber 5/17/2012

I was called a picture bride                 Honolulu, Alan Brennert
And I certainly was deceived
But after I left my husband
Success I had achieved
                                                                           
A job in New York awaited me          Ellis Island, Kate Kerrington
Leaving Ireland   for a while
I returned to a life of poverty
My husband made it all worthwhile

When he came home from the war    Things a brother knows, 
I knew he was depressed                             Dana Reinhardt
Spending all day in his room                                                                                               
Not wanting to get dressed

A miracle had happened                  Friendship Bread, Darien Gee
Because of friendship bread
My life now has some meaning
My days aren’t filled with dread
                                                                                                                                                
When we landed at Ellis Island      The forgotten garden, 
I was a child traveling alone                       Kate Morton
Carrying a little pink suitcase
It’s all that I did own

I moved to Foley Beach               On Foley Beach, Karen White
After my husband died
I bought a little book store
In a town with a lot to hide

After my husband left me              Deep down true, Juliette Fay
I needed to earn some money
Getting a job with my dentist
He soon became my honey

I found a dog that was injured      Finding Jack, Gareth Crocker
In Viet Nam during the war
I nursed him back to health
Jack, my beloved Labrador

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Oreo Cookies - celebrating 100 years

Oreo sandwich cookies
You're now 100 years old
You haven't aged a bit
From when you first were sold

I ate you for so many years
And in my milk I'd dunk
If I dropped you in my glass
My milk would still get drunk

Sometimes I'd separate you
Your icing I'd eat first
And after eating many of you
Milk would quench my thirst

I haven't bought you for a while
Because I've gained some weight
But I miss my Oreo cookies
As a snack when I'm up late

We now have several choices
Double stuffed plus different icing
And wafers that are vanilla
Chocolate covered how enticing

Oreo sandwich cookies
I get hungry when I say your name
I think I'll buy a package
I know you'll still taste the same

By, Randee Saber 5/7/12