Hello and welcome to my website. I am glad
you stopped by. Let me start by introducing myself and
telling you a bit about me. As you guessed my name is
Loree, and for those who have asked me,
'Loree' rhymes with 'Marie'...blame that on my
I grew up on a dairy farm...very little
money, but a whole lot of imagination. I always
wanted to be a writer, but received very little support
in pursuing that. In fact, my father once told me,
when I said I wanted to be a writer, 'No you
don't! Writers are crazy people.' Maybe he
was right? :-)
After getting my high school diploma, in
eleven years, I set out to make my way in the
world....by waiting tables.
A year later, I married and became the
mother of four wonderful sons...and years later
re-married...this time four daughters and a son came
with the package.
I retired from the Sheriff's department in
my county, where I was a deputy sheriff, confined in the
county jail...fortunately on the outside of the
It's hard to believe that it has now
been four years (plus) since my first poem appeared on
the Cards for Fun site, in Canada. Joe was very
encouraging, and must have used the first 50 or so that
I wrote. And when he couldn't 'shut me up', he
subtly suggested that I get a website of my own, so here
I am. I'm grateful that he kicked me out of the
nest, when he did, or this site would never have been
I was lucky to have Lori Strevels,
recommended to me...she is a wonderful web designer,
with a great talent, herself, in picking just the right
graphic, to enhance my written
There is something very intoxicating about
seeing one's written words in print, followed by your
The poems on these pages, are drawn from my
own life's experiences, over the years, and are
meant to touch the hearts of all who read
them, and even, in some cases, put a smile on your
To my faithful readers, thanks so much for
sticking with me, and for all your encouragement.
I especially enjoy hearing from each and everyone
of you. And to new readers, who find me some
way or another, welcome to my home on the net...and I
hope you find a poem here, 'just for
It is my fervent wish, that you
all enjoy reading the poems, as much
as I enjoyed writing them.
Keep checking in.....I do not send out a
newsletter, but invite you just to tuck me in your
'Favorites'....I don't take up much space:-) I try
to add, usually, one or two new poems per week...so you
all come back now, you hear?!
Overdue Update for my readers...........
In the fall of 2008, I had to go ahead and
have the pace maker put in. It was that, or the
alternative, which I sure didn't like thinking
Upon the insertion of that handy little
gadget, I felt like a brand new person. Almost
felt like running a race.....notice I said
I no longer have the blackout episodes that
were bothering me prior to that surgery. Those
were scary and I'm mighty glad to be rid of
They tell me that my pace maker will keep
on 'ticking' for six years, and then I will have this
one replaced with yet another one. When the heart
gets lazy, and wants to 'lay down' on the job, the leads
from the pace maker are like a cowpoke with an electric
prod, and trust me....the heart sits up and takes
I sold my place in the country, bought one
in town, and moved in June of this year, bringing my
two girls, Sammi and Dixie with me. They are
great watch dogs, and very protective of me. I
cannot imagine life without them.
This winter, now that I'm settled into my
new home, I hope to sit here at the computer, start
whipping out some new poems for all of you, and sort of
hibernate until next spring.
Thank you all for your kind thoughts, your
support, and your encouragement. Most of all,
thank you for being with me these past 3 years, as I
struggled with the worst that life has to offer.
Hopefully it will be smooth sailing from
here on out! Thank you from the bottom of my
heart...or should I say 'pace maker'?!
extending my offer I made at Christmas, for as
long as my books and cds last...so that anyone of you
who have not yet ordered, may do so......take advantage
of the special price I have on the 'set'....one book and
one cd, for only $10 for the two, plus $3.00 Shipping
and Handling "if you live inside the
continental United States. For those outside the
US, it is necessary to increase the Shipping and
handling, to $8 instead of $3. I'm sorry but there
is a $5 charge for handling foreign currency at my
This is a savings
of $2.95 over the regular price, which almost pays the
postage and handling.Most books of poetry alone, sell
for more than the price of the set.
These make a
wonderful and unique gift for Christmas, birthdays, or
just to send someone to let them know you are thinking
This offer may be
withdrawn, if I run out of books....sorry.
To get your set
(s), contact me via e-mail for ordering details.
I ship the day
following receipt of your money, and to date, I have
over 1,000 satisfied customers.