Monday, December 09, 2013

Amanuensis Monday - Grandma Hill's Poetry, Week 14


Young men walk on trouble's brink
Doing things before they think
Old men like to sit and whittle
Thinking much, but doing little.






Nancy Jane Wiley Hill (1875-1960) was always writing something.  Many of those poems are now in the possession of her granddaughter Shirley Kern.  Shirley, with the help of her sister-in-law Ruth Ormsby, transcribed these poems in 1996 for a Hill-Ormsby-Kern family reunion.  I am going to post many of these poems so that they may be enjoyed by all.

These are copyright 1996 and reprinted with permission.

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