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Marge Tindal
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Cracker Jack Surprise
~*Marge Tindal*~



Inside a box of Cracker Jacks
I look still for the toy.
Bringing back those childhood days
I still think, Oh, Boy !

A tiny little trinket,
tucked among caramelized delight,
down among the peanuts,
hidden from my sight.

Fingers probe to find it,
finally clasping it with glee.
That tiny little package,
I wonder what it will be.

I savor the very moment
of opening it on the spot
Look !  It's a SURPRISE !
You won't believe what I got !





 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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1 posted 04-24-2000 05:34 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

This is lovely, Marge!! What was the surprise huh? Are ya ever gonna tell us? I love it when adult people find such delight in the things of childhood....then again, everyone can be a child at heart I guess!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie



 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
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2 posted 04-24-2000 05:39 AM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

Brought back wonderful memories Lady Marge....Oh the days of when the surprise was more than the popcorn and peanuts...hehe

 A man does not love a woman because she is beautiful...But she is beautiful because he loves her.


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3 posted 04-24-2000 07:19 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Oh, Marge this is darling --
Come on, come on, come on,
:what did you get?????

LOL Liz - I am waiting, too.
LOL First_Knight  -funny how the minds works

netswan
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4 posted 04-24-2000 10:19 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Delightful, Marge!  

Denise
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Hope it's better than what I always got Marge...that little plastic top that never would spin!!! LOL This was cute girlie...course you always are!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...

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Great metaphor for life, my dear lady!

Corinne
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7 posted 04-24-2000 01:54 PM       View Profile for mariee66   Email mariee66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mariee66

Ahh...what memories Cracker Jacks bring back...
You know, my sons have never had a box...they opt for Crunch-n-Munch...sigh...

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I know it's the excitment of opening and dumping all those crackerjacks on the table, just to get the prize, that is the fun part.  I love anticipation!  Cute poem, sis!
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9 posted 04-24-2000 03:21 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Marge, you must admit the carmel corn and nuts were pretty good also.  Funny how the joy of some things never fade.
       




[This message has been edited by Danny Holloway (edited 04-24-2000).]
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hehe. YOU are the crackerjack, Marge! What memories this brings back! I was a crackerjackaholic for years! I must still have 7 or 8 whistles that don't work. After a long time I finally discovered that you could get closer to the prize by opening the box from the bottom, of course, by that time I was 26 and more versed in the ways of the world. Thanks for the brief jaunt down memory lane  
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ESP~
The 'child' in me bought three boxes of Cracker Jacks this weekend and delighted in reliving the childhood pleasure of searching for the Toy Surprise !
*Read on to hear what my Toy Surprises were.

David~
Yeah, me too !  Always a great memory.

NetSwan~
I got plumb tickled to pieces at myself over this delight ! *Read on ...

Denise~
Thank you, dahlin'  

Devina~
Oh !  I wanted a top !

Corinne~
A Cracker Jack delight for sure.  

Mariee~
NO !  Buy them both a box TODAY !

Martie~
I like to scrunch my hand down in the box and feel for the Surprise ! I 'anticipate' until I'm through eating them.

Danny~
I ate the WHOLE THING !  

Balladeer~
I NEVER went through the bottom first !

NOW ....
Box 1 ... a miniature Magnifying Glass !
Box 2 ... a butterfly transfer Tatoo !
BOX 3 ... JUST FOR YOU, BALLADEER !
An honest to goodness WHISTLE !
*The one shown is a 1930's whistle ...
made of wood and with frets ...
mine was PLASTIC ... oh, well .. it WORKS !

*And did you know that the Toy Surprise was called - lagniappe (lan yap'): n. 1. Chiefly Southern Louisiana and Southeast Texas, a small gift given with a purchase to a customer, by way of compliment or for good measure, bonus.

Thanks to you all for enjoying this little treat with me.  TRUTH .. who's buying some this week ?
~*Marge*~




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12 posted 04-24-2000 08:10 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Marge, I love this....I actually buy a box every week. I've got whistles, miniature baseball cards, tatoos etc....funny how we never get too old for some things..huh?
great poem Marge.

All my love,
Jeffrey
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Marge~
Please post a poem back on what you got in side   can't wait to find out.
This was wonderful Marge, loved it
Tracie~


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Jeffrey~
Oh, a collector of Toy Surprises ...
now that's a Surprise by itself !  
Thank you, sweets.

Tracie~
Thank you.
Now, girl .. read the responses above.
I gave away the SURPRISES already.  
Love ya'
~*Marge*~


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Ooops sorry I got carried away and excited and wanted to post my reply straight away and missed that   sorry  
Lovley surprises.
Tracie~  


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Anne Rooks

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Tracie~
You're so cute.
Glad you came back to check it out !
I had Cracker Jacks for breakfast !
~*Marge*~


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Yeah,

There's a surprizzzzzze in every box... and there's nothing wrong with a top..! specially if your on it.



 If I could paint a portrait, of this life in which I've led, and somehow sketch a story, of the visions in my head, I'd start out with a canvas, stretched tightly in a frame, and in the bottom corner, I'd leave room to sign my name. (Michelle A. Bartley)
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18 posted 05-26-2000 07:48 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

LUCKY~
You're a sweetie with a WONDERFUL sense
of humor. (I got it !)
Are you just the best or what ?
You are the surprise in my Passion's
poetry tonight !
Love ya'
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Any of us old folk ever wonder what some of those original "prizes" would be worth today...???
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that was cute, I think I had some Cracker jack when I was over in America. We don't get it here in Ireland, it sounds wonderful. you are making me hungry now,when it is time for bed. 23.21.  I am like Taz sometimes.
lovely poem.

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Karilea~
I don't know ... Let's ask BALLADEER !

BrianM~
Yummmmmm !  Now with this back up from forever ago .. I'm hungry too, Brian.
Goodnight sweets.
~*Marge*~


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