Date Posted: 05:27:10 03/10/04 Wed
Subject: Poem for Dishes Please
Hi, Another idea needing a poem. Many of us our age are downsizing as we have collected much to much over the years. My girlfriends and I decided that it would be nice to pack dishes that we have had and give them away to someone setting up house. We are strong believers of passing things along instead of tossing them out. Some pieces may be missing, but they are in great shape with many nice memories. We thought the dishes could bring the next owner good luck, good memories and good fortune. We are going to pack them up in a basket with some of our favorite recipes and off they go. I thought a poem would be nice to go along. Any ideas?
[> Re: Poem for Dishes Please -- Marina, 19:26:59 03/11/04 Thu 
Hi Pauline, have had a try at a poem for you,
I'm passing these along to you,
Some used and much loved dishes,
They're filled with happy memories,
And come with my good wishes.
They may not be brand, sparkling new,
But they'll help you as you start,
Dishes and recipes for you,
A gift sent from my heart.
I think it's a lovely idea, Marina
[> Re: Poem for Dishes Please -- crafty1(uk), 05:34:06 03/12/04 Fri 
I agree its a lovely idea Pauline, and such a nice poem to go with it Marina! I have lots of things I'd like to pass on to others and think this helps with the "pride" bit that people seem to get hung up about. They could use the poem too , to pass on to someone else if and when they replace yours with a chosen matching set. I was trying to think of something about even when they'd finished with them that their pets or plants would enjoy them too, but unfortunately work got in the way!!!!
[> Re: Poem for Dishes Please -- jacksmum, 21:29:30 03/12/04 Fri 
Great poem Marina.
This is a wonderful idea.
To help get you started
here’s a basket full of things,
with memories of many dinners
good luck we hope it brings.
These things have served us well
the recipes tried and true
and it gives me pleasure
to pass these things to you.
[> Re: Poem for Dishes Please -- ShirleyT, 22:10:16 03/12/04 Fri 
Great idea! You guys always amaze me with the ideas you come up with! Love the poems too. I'll add one more along with a poem for the next time passed on.
Pass Along Dishes
These dishes served us very well
with good meals tho some burned,
and with them thru the years
there's much I have learned.
And now the time has come
to make them pass along dishes.
So here they are with recipes
to make up something delicious.
Please pass them on when ready
as a set or one here and there.
May they brighten a day
and spread love and care.
P.S. A Pass Along Poem for the next pass along...
Pass Along Dishes
A friend gave these to me
because she liked to share,
and she asked I pass them on
to spread love and care.
They are pass along dishes
and I used them a while.
Now I pass them to you
which brings me a big smile!
I hope you'll enjoy them too
and keep the tradition going.
Pass along with favorite recipes
and keep the love growing!
[> Re: Poem for Dishes Please -- Pamela, 06:51:43 03/10/04 Wed 
Sounds like a great idea! Wish I could write a poem for you. Good Luck!
[> Re: Poem for Dishes Please -- Pauline, 10:38:30 03/13/04 Sat 
Hi, I have been away for a few days attending a family funeral. This is the first chance I have had to check the board. Again, I bow to the talent of your ability to put such wonderful thoughts into words. Thank you for the beautiful poems. They will make so many so happy, my husband, as now I will clean out our cupboards, myself, as I will not toss anything that I think someone else can use, and the recipitent as now she can get a start to her nesting with no cost. Thank you , thank you , thank you.