Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Remember When Phone Calls Cost A Dime?

The telephone is a wonderful invention, 
Calling all kinds of things to your attention. 

Living in the country and having a party line 
Meant others could listen to you at the same time. 

When the phone rang, we had to carefully listen 
To which ring was ours or a call we’d be missing. 

Our ring was 3 short, but there were 3 others 
Who may listen in if it were not for their mothers. 

We’d all give a jolt at the very first sound 
When off to the telephone we surely were bound. 

Standing there waiting for those 3 short rings 
For a call just for us as the telephone sings. 

by Jean E. Gorney

Sunday, November 20, 2016

How To Observe Thanksgiving

Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Thank your God instead of yourself.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Trump Presidency - Episode One

When America closes its doors, so does everybody else.
We are the primary engine of growth in the world
and we are the only beacon of free trade left, and open markets.
 Jon Huntsman, Jr. (R)

Friday, November 4, 2016

Autumn Leaves Speak Bliss to Me

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away; 
Lengthen night and shorten day; 
Every leaf speaks bliss to me 
Fluttering from the autumn tree. 
I shall smile when wreaths of snow 
Blossom where the rose should grow; 
I shall sing when night’s decay 
Ushers in a drearier day.