Welcome To
"Carol's Collection"


Hello! I began constructing my website
on 5 December 1998. My interests are varied.
Currently, working on this homepage is what I'm enjoying.
I have a husband, one daughter and son-in-law,
two granddaughters, two brothers, one sister and
their families. I also have a large family of in-laws.
"Family" is very important to me and I am so blessed
to have a large, loving family.
Most of us live in northwest Louisiana, some in
northeast Louisiana. Others live in Texas, Maryland,
Virginia, Oklahoma, California, and Tennessee.

One of my interests is collecting poems
and I have quite a collection that I have saved
during the 50+ years I have lived.

My purpose for this website is to share with you
some of those poems. I have a page in memory of
my mother and father with some of our genealogy.
I also have a page of recipes and my page of links,
Great Sites to Visit.

If you find something useful, entertaining,
educational, or just thought-provoking,
then my purpose will have been served.

Added March 16, 2002

A Site Index
in a table format that makes
navigation of this website easier.

The first poem I want to share with you is
"The Visitor" by Perry Tanksley,
copied from his book, "A Gift of Love."

THE VISITOR


FOR YEARS EACH DAY AT SIX A.M.
HE WENT TO CHURCH AND BOWED HIS KNEE
AND MEEKLY PRAYED, "OH GOD, IT'S JIM."
AND WHEN HE'D LEAVE WE ALL COULD SEE
THE PRESENCE CAME AND WALKED WITH HIM.

AS JIM GREW OLD, THE CHASTENING ROD
OF YEARS LEFT HIM SO ILL AND DRAWN,
HIS PATH TO CHURCH IS NOW UNTROD;
BUT IN HIS ROOM EACH DAY AT DAWN
HE HEARS A VOICE, "OH JIM, IT'S GOD!"



JUST CHECKING IN, a similar poem about Jim

INDEX TO PAGES

Angels Among Us

JUST FOR TODAY

THE LOVE PAGE | THE NATURE PAGE

PRECIOUS GOLDEN GRAIN | THE ROSE

DOWNHOME COUNTRY COOKING

SPRINGTIME | EASTER

Thanksgiving

Christmas
In Memory of my mother-in-law, Aneida Lyles Boyd

MY MOTHER, Lorene Crittenden Thomas

MY FATHER, Buddy Thomas

BROTHER, Jack W. Thomas

GENEALOGY - Thomas, Crittenden, Boyd, Lyles

FROM THE HOLY BIBLE | A CHRONOLOGY OF THE HOLY BIBLE

HOPE | SUCCESS AND HUMILITY
Also featured here is the inspiring poem,
"Try, Try Again."

THE STRENGTH OF HUMILITY

MORE POEMS
"Sermons We See" and
"Children Learn What They Live"

FAMILY MATTERS

"Family Matters" was created in Oct. 1999.
I have two rather lengthy articles at this site. The first is titled
"Have You Hugged Your Child Today?"
The second is "Training Children in the Home."
Hope you will read them.

"Don't worry that children never listen to you;
Worry that they are always watching you.
~~~~~~~~~Robert Fulghum

NEW PAGES ADDED - The YEAR 2000

FAITH AND FOOTPRINTS

DESIDERATA

THOUGHTS AND ATTITUDES

COMFORT

FOR BILLY - A VALENTINE, YEAR 2000

WINNING IS GIVING

IF I COULD

SAY IT NOW

A PSALM OF LIFE
with the music and lyrics of "Until Then"

WORDS

WORDS FOR YOUR FAMILY

WORDS ARE IMPORTANT
This page is dedicated to all my friends.

MAMA'S FAVORITE QUOTES AND MORE

MY HOMETOWN

YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN!

ERMA BOMBECK'S
"If I Had My Life To Live Over"

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS

LOOKIN' GOOD

"Lookin' Good" is a funny story written by Patsy Clairmont,
as printed in the book "More Stories for the Heart"
compiled by Alice Gray.

NEW PAGES ADDED - The YEAR 2001

This page was added August 19, 2001

THE GARDEN OF TIME/THE CLOCK OF LIFE

Added November 26, 2001

CONSIDER WHY YOU CARE


This is a poem that was on a Soil Conservation publication for Soil Stewardship Week back in the 1970's. It has a very meaningful message in light of what happened to our country on September 11, 2001 when the Pentagon and the World Trade Center were attacked.

NEW PAGES ADDED IN THE YEAR, 2002

Added March 16, 2002
A Site Index
in a table format that makes
navigation of this website easier.

Added May 26, 2002
START OVER

Added June 29, 2002
THE TEST

Added July 6, 2002
A COLLECTION OF PRAYERS

Added April 2, 2003
"Louisiana"
A poem written by Mr. F.G. Phillips.

Added April 2, 2003
"Land of Dogwood Trails"
A poem written by Emma Wilson Emery,
Poet Laureate of Louisiana.

Added June 24, 2003
In Memory of my father-in-law, Willie B. Boyd

Added July 12, 2003
Janell Wallace, My Sister

Added August 21, 2003
Jerry Thomas, My Brother

Added October 22, 2003
Kenneth L. Skinner Poems

Added January 16, 2011
In Memory of my brother-in-law, Larry G. Miller

Added November 1, 2016
The Seven "Ones" of Christian Unity by David Brian Paley

Hebrews 1:10-14
And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
They shall perish; but thou remainest;
and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up,
and they shall be changed:
but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

Please come back soon and visit me.
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