Monday, June 16, 2014

Amanuensis Monday - Grandma Hill's Poetry Week 41

In addition to poetry, Grandma had several "wise quips".  Here are a few:

  • He, who does not believe that God is above all is either a fool, or has no experience of life at all.
  • Why shouldn't speech be free?  Very little of it is worth anything.
  • The man who watches the clock, generally remains "just one of the hands".
  • The real problem of your leisure time is how to keep other people from using it.
  • A man is just a mere speck of dust.  It takes a woman to settle him.
  • Heaven surely must be a place of infinite laughter and its opposite, one eternal grouch.

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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