Monday, July 14, 2014

Amanuensis Monday - Grandma Hill's Poetry, Week 45

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

  • A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while, he knows something.
  • The lazier a man is, the more he is going to do tomorrow.
  • Men are just the opposite from guns - the smaller the caliber, the bigger the bore.
  • An open mind, like an open window, should have a screen to keep the bugs out.
  • Prosperity is just being able to pay a little more for things we shouldn't buy anyway.

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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