Laugh Lines And Other Wrinkles 

   Joyce and Chris have been close friends since they were teenagers, growing up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Both earned a BA in English Literature, Joyce at Northwestern University, Chris at Denison University. Joyce worked for 27 years, managing a Hallmark Card and gift store. Chris taught creative writing at the high school and junior high school level. After retiring, they turned to their shared love of poetry, compiling a mostly lighthearted look at life and aging.

   Mother of three and grandmother of five, Joyce lives with her husband, Don, in Richland, Michigan. Chris has three children and nine grandchildren. She resides in Kalamazoo and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with her husband, John.

You’ll be adding to your laugh lines after you read these clever poems by Chris and Joyce.  It’s said “Growing old is not for sissies” but it’s not so bad if you have the sense of humor of these two ladies.  I guarantee you’ll chuckle and blush when you recognize yourself in their work.

Lori Moore, host of The Lori Moore Show
WKZO Radio, Fairfield Broadcasting Company
Kalamazoo, Michigan

I laughed til I cried!

Jane Cooper, Katonah, New York




Copyright © Chris Oosterbaan & Joyce Snow, 2013