Monday, June 30, 2014

Amanuensis Monday - Grandma Hill's Poetry, Week 43

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

  • If you want to get anywhere, you must strike out for somewhere, or you won't get nowhere.
  • One nice thing, you never know how absurd your opinion is 'till you hear someone quoting it.
  • To avoid trouble, breathe through your nose.  It keeps your mouth shut.
  • Children begin by loving their parents.  As they grow older, they judge them, and then sometimes they forgive them.
  • A woman is a man's solace, but if it wasn't for her he wouldn't need any solace.
  • Courtship is the time during which a girl decides whether or not she can do any better.

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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