Monday, March 17, 2014

Amanuensis Monday - Grandma Hill's Poetry, week 28

Dear Betty and Charles:

I am so very glad that the proud stork delivered your male so safe and sound
Precious things come in small parcels, he must be very precious to weigh a wee six pound.
I hope the proud Mom and Pop will cherish him and care for him with the greatest skill
For you know his is my first great-grandson by the name of Hill.

Note:  this poem is dated March 20, 1950.  Charles Victor Hill (1924-52) was her grandson (the first with the surname Hill) - he and his wife Betty had their first child James on March 21, 1950.  Perhaps Grandma had her days mixed up?

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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