Category Archives: Lynn Kelley

Book Call – Essay Written By a High School Student in the 1940s

This is a piece written by my father when he was in high school: Book Call by Gordon Powell Frequently my father asks me to take him to various parts of the city. He owns a small book store in … Continue reading

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Practicing for Poetry Reading – Joker Daughter in Background

Do you have a joker in your family? My family is full of jokers. Below is a home video from 1999 when I was practicing for a poetry reading. Like many people, I have a fear of public speaking, so … Continue reading

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Smile Train – A Worthy Cause – My Niece and Nephew Help Bring More Awareness

My nephew and niece, Brent and Brooke, were born with cleft palates. Now all grown up, they are raising money to go with the Smile Train organization to Peru in June. They’re working to bring more awareness to the issue … Continue reading

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Spool – Short Poem and 1999 Retro Video Practicing for Poetry Reading

  Once upon a time I attended a poetry group at the Frugal Frigate children’s bookstore in Redlands, California. At one point, we were invited to participate in a poetry reading. Like most people, I had a fear of public … Continue reading

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When Your Shoe Breaks in Public or You Tear a Hole in Your Fishnets

Have you ever been out in public and your shoe broke? A couple of days ago, I had just entered Macy’s to look for high heels to go with a new dress. Right there in the shoe department, the platform … Continue reading

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A Place to Dream – Awakening Photo Challenge

A Place to Dream is my entry for this week’s Daily Post “Awakening” photo challenge. Isn’t this charming? It’s at the Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria, California. I love the textured pebble stone pathway, the furniture art used for a … Continue reading

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Altered Art Scrapbook For a Little Girl

Altered art scrapbook for a little girl. Mixed media. Front cover. Scrapbooking paper, sticker embellishments, text printed on parchment paper with torn edges, scraps from magazines, doll shirt from dollar store. A triangle-shaped pocket in the corner holds special photos. … Continue reading

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Ragged Old Slippers – A Poem

At first glance, my old slippers don’t look too shabby. Turn them over. Whoa! If they could talk, imagine the stories they could tell. They were good to me for years, so they deserved a poem at the very least. … Continue reading

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Defeat and Hope – A Poem

Hope Dark crows of worries nest in my soul Their jagged beaks peck at my thoughts Their heavy wings overshadow my imagination The worms they feed upon burrow deeper and deeper into the soil of angst and fear and fill … Continue reading

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Retro Jewelry Haul From an Estate Sale – Part 3 – Long Chain Necklaces

Do you like retro jewelry? Here are some pieces I bought at an estate sale. This is Part 3 of my Retro Jewelry Haul. “Haul” happens to be the Word Press one-word prompt for today! How cool is that? I don’t … Continue reading

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