School days, School days, dear old Sunday School Days . . . . .

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People ask me when I started writing. I don’t know. As a child I wrote something on square coarse sheets of paper my mother was given to use when she reported local news to the newspaper in the county seat. None of my scribblings were kept, of course.

I think I was the only one, but I loved writing assignments in school. In college I wrote a poem that was published in a national magazine. The next time I had time to write was in my years as a young mother. That is when I entered contests, writing why I liked a product in 25 words or less. They won me lots of wonderful prizes, but the biggest one was what I learned  how to say a lot in few words.

Not that I always do it. I’m born wordy. But I can do it when I need to.

At some time in those years, as a freelance hopeful, I sold poems to Sunday School papers. I ran across two of them the other day and thought you might like to see them. Now I must tell you this did not make me rich, but I was actually paid money for these.

It was later that I wrote for the greeting card companies, especially Hallmark Cards and Buzza-Cardoza, but some to Gibson and others. Most of them I never saw, but I do have a few that I ran across in stores. I’ll see if I can find them

Meanwhile, if some of you also like to write, send me something you have written.  And have a good day, all!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LaRae Worden
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 08:21:24

    I have some of the Buzza Poem Pictures. Like for Mother or for Friends…
    Are they what you were referring to?

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  2. kamana2202
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 08:33:33

    I don’t know. I sold verse to the Buzza Cardoza company for greeting cards. I never saw what they did with them.
    .

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  3. livetheloveyouare
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 15:13:54

    Hi Doris,

    I enjoy your posts and this one reminds me that I never kept any of the many articles I wrote for the Times Communicator and the Expression Magazines. I’ve released many papers and such over the years, and the memory of those many articles does remain. I always enjoy your writings.

    Blessings,

    Kristine

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  4. Donna Thomas
    Sep 23, 2017 @ 16:22:48

    Another gem that gives insight of the remarkable woman named Doris❤️

    Reply

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