Archive for June 12th, 2009

Marriage is like Siamese twins, joined at the heart –


                                      separation kills both.              

   – eab, 3/30/09

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Kids scream for a multitude of reasons,

In summer, winter, fall, and other seasons.

They scream because they’re joyous,

And they scream because they’re not.

They scream when they are cold and wet,

And when they’re wet and hot.

They vibrate their vocal cords

When by themselves, or in huge hordes,

And scream because they’re slightly “mad”

Or when chased by their playful dad.

But whatever the reason, or season,

Kids will go on screaming.

Giving the world of ours

A little more depth of meaning.

 – eab, 6/73


[1] We had an enjoyable summer in our little cottage on Goodbread Street, Nevada, Ohio. Little lot had pear tree, apple tree, three kinds of berries.

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So live that when thy summons comes to join
The innumerable caravan, that moves
To the pale realms of shade, where each shall take
His chamber in the silent halls of death,
Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night,
Scourged to his dungeon, but sustain’d and sooth’d
By an unfaltering trust approach thy grave,
Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.

William Cullen Bryant died this date 6/12/1878 in NYC.  He wrote, Thanatopsis (at 17 yrs. of age), Popular History of the United States (pub.1879) “Thou Whose Un-measured Temple Stands” and several other works.  Bryant was born 11/3/1794 in Cummington,  Massachusetts.

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