Monday, April 21, 2014

Amanuensis Monday - Grandma Hill's Poetry, Week 33


When our country was threatened by an outside Joe
Uncle Sam did not ask our boys if they wished to go.
Leave their homes, wives, children and jobs with good pay.
But took them at a much less wage, they had nothing to say.

But when of money won’t cooperate, refuse to play ball

He seems to be helpless and does nothing at all.

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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