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I was born in Honolulu HI in 1942, just 3 months after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
My mom was born and raised there. My dad was in the Army, and stationed there, and that's how they met. They were married 11/18/40. They were there on December 7th. My mother was just 3 months away from having me. My dad was from Boston, and that's where I grew up. I have a sister who is a year and a half younger than I. My mother was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1950, although she had known the truth since she was a teenager. She was born 2/8/20 (this also happens to be the birth date of Lana Turner).

I was baptized in May of 1957, just 2 years before I graduated from high school, and I pioneered from '69 to '72. We attended the international conventions of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1953 and 1958. I remember 1963 also. But '58 was the granddaddy of them all.

I moved to WA state in 1987 because I liked the climate better than New England. Then I started dialing up a Witness-Only bulletin board system, and was met with many messages of welcome from a variety of friends (PHriends, as we called them), and one of those e-mails was from Grace Straley.

Over the course of time, I got to know things about her and vice verse, and we found out that we both wrote poetry and often shared these on the bulletin board. We did finally meet at the district convention in the summer of '95, incidentally.

When so many friends went to the Internet (as I did), they asked about the poetry, and that is when I decided to go this route and publish the poetry on a website for many friends to see and enjoy, as so many of them had been on the BBS.

And by the way, we did become the best of friends!!!!!


Life Everlasing is Promised

See Yourself When All Is New

The Poet´s Branch

Cynthia Becker (Poetry by grace straley)

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1 hour ago, The Librarian said:

Looks like all of her poems are now gone sadly. 😒

I'm finding a lot of the poetry here:

The last link is this:


(which resolves with www  or the "ww" as the subdomain.)

There are many poems from both Cynthia Becker and Grace Straley. For example:


The other links in the list might be resolved through the "waybackmachine" or "web archive." For example:

Life Everlasing is Promised

from the above list is not available: http://www.poetsbranch.com/PPT/LifeEverlasting/LifeEverlasting.html

But an earlier version of it is available here:


Didn't test any others.

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