Archive for September 5th, 2014

We’ve stopped having small farms


started having big yards.

– eab (said this for years and years)

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The wart on the nose may change the pose

From bride to forgotten friend.


A night of “fun” ending with the sun

Could land you in the pen.


One careless match on dry thatch

Will turn the whole place to chars.


It is a fact, the small thought or act,

May spell destinies beyond the stars.

– eab, Apr. ’75

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9/5 John Henry Yates died 1900, Batavia, NY.  He was a shoe salesman, newspaper editor, and hardware store manager.  He became a Methodist minister in 1886, and later pastor of the West Bethany Free Will Baptist Church.  His works include:

“Faith Is the Victory”(1891) first appeared in the Christian Endeavor Hymnal.

“Harbor Bell,”              

“Model Church,”        

“Old Book Stands”

He was born 11/21/1837, Batavia, NY

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