SIPS OF WINE FROM THE GRAPEVINE: A Special Announcement and Poem Tech-No Thanksgiving by: Marlene Mesot #NewsNugget #PoetryPlace


This Incredible piece of work is being shared multiple places. I’m sure it’s a repeat for some but it’s so FABULOUS, I make no apology!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Good morning to All!

I’m Pleased and Privileged to share with you, an amazing true life piece of poetry! This is just too good to keep!

Thank you Marlene for the Privilege of telling the world all about You and for this Magnificent poem.

Tech-No Thanksgiving

by Marlene Mesot


Two days ‘fore Thanksgiving in twenty-thirteen,

Rain pattered steadily while fog hung in keen.

Next day threatened snow flakes amid wind and chill.

Snow flew around town, but at home all was still.

Wednesday evening our microwave died.

Thanksgiving eve, “No Internet!” We cried.

Black Friday passed quietly in tech-no abyss.

Surely now something is amiss.

They say disaster comes in threes.

What next, electricity, gas, pump, or no heat?

These would be missed in winter’s deep freeze.

Loss makes conveniences seem like a treat.

On Tech.-No Thanksgiving what do we do?

Resort to old fashioned ways, tried and true.

The fireplace needs no wires or frills,

Just add some wood and clean out the flu.

This is no fable, I swear it’s all true.

One year we had no heat, so what did we do?

Used kerosine heaters

And bundled up the kids.

So be thankful for whatever you have.

Technology’s nice but not all there is.

Remember your loved ones while they are still here.

These matter most, the rest, persevere.

Thanks so much for reading my true life poem. I love hearing from readers, please email me at: Marl.Mesot


I just found my book The Purging Fire by Marlene Mesot available in | Audiobook at |

· The Purging Fire

Publisher’s Summary

College student Melissa Sanders, who has vision and hearing loss, seems to be unavoidably present wherever danger threatens in fictional Iandale, New Hampshire. Missy is just trying to help her friends.

Her roommate, Zoe, is haunted by her unknown past through a recurring nightmare. Their dorm maintenance man, angry with God, has a granddaughter who is transfixed by fire. Missy knows that Alex has some dark secret he just won’t share.

As romantic interest sparks, college fire marshal Alex Marcus feels compelled to protect Missy from harm, until a violent misunderstanding breaks their marital engagement. Only then it becomes clear that Melissa has been the arsonist’s target.

©2018 Marlene Mesot (P)2020 Marlene F. Mesot

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Marlene Mesot writes contemporary Christian mystery, suspense, romance, short stories and poetry. She has also written a one act play which is included as bonus material in her novel The Purging Fire.

Marlene Mesot, an only child, grandchild and niece from Manchester New Hampshire, and deceased husband Albert, have two sons, two grandchildren and English Mastiff dogs. She is legally blind and moderately deaf due to nerve damage at premature birth. She has loved writing since early childhood.

Marlene holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Keene State in Keene, New Hampshire and a Masters in Library and Information Studies from U-NC Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Please see book cover Attached

About Patty L. Fletcher

About Patty October 2021 Patty and her guide dog Blue. Patty has her hair tied back in a low ponytail and rests her right hand on Blue's head. She wears a white shirt with a pink and purple butterfly on the front and light blue shorts. Blue is a handsome black lab. He wears a brown leather harness with a handle attached to the back and is smiling at the camera as he sits in front of Patty. In the background is a brick building with white, windowed doors and a flowerpot overflowing with pink and yellow blooms. Updated – October 2021 Patty Fletcher is a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom she is enormously proud. She has a great son-in-law and six beautiful grandchildren. From April 2011 through September 2020, she owned and handled a black Labrador from The Seeing Eye® named King Campbell Lee Fletcher A.K.A. Bubba. Sadly, after a long battle with illness on September 24, 2020, King Campbell went to the Rainbow Bridge where all is peace and love. In July 2021, she returned to The Seeing Eye® and was paired with a Black Labrador Golden Retriever cross named Blue. PATTY’S BLINDNESS… Patty was born one and a half months premature. Her blindness was caused by her being given too much oxygen in the incubator. She was partially sighted until 1991, at which time she lost her sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. She used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog. WHERE SHE LIVES AND WORKS… Currently, Patty lives and works in Kingsport, Tenn. She’s the creator and owner of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist), The Writer’s Grapevine Online Magazine and the creator and host of the Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing Podcast. WRITING GOAL… Patty writes with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disabled from the non-disabled. HOBBIES… Patty’s hobbies include reading, music, and attending book clubs via Zoom. FAVORITE TUNES… Some of her favorite types of tunes are classic rock, rhythm and blues, and classic country. FAVORITE READS… Patty enjoys fantasy, science fiction, and books about the supernatural. She loves books by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Norah Roberts, and many more. Some favorite books include Norah Roberts’ Hide Away, Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series. SPIRITUAL FAITH… Patty describes herself as a spiritual Walker. She says she knows both Mother Goddess and Father God and embraces all they have to offer. CONTACT… Email: Visit: And: As well as:
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