Monday, January 27, 2014

Amanuensis Monday - Grandma Hill's Poetry, week 21

There were two little boys, very proud of their goat
For this pet wore a very soft, silky, white coat.
They hitched her to their wagon, she went down the hill
And the two little boys, from their wagon, got a bad spill.
The two little boys got up, brushing off the dirt.
Says Bob, to Dick, "Brother, are you very much hurt?"
"No", says Dick, "to hurt me, nothing has a chance
For you know, I'm wearing a pair of Dad's old pants."

Note:  These two little boys are grandsons Robert Leroy Kern (1926-1990 and James Richard "Dick" Kern (1929-2011)

I couldn't find a picture of Bob and Dick with the goat, but this photo from 1924 shows their 3 oldest siblings, Wilma Kern, Donald Ormsby and Charles "Victor" Ormsby

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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