This Poem is NOT mine!
Sandy and I both attended Saint Mary's Star of The Sea Catholic School in Baltimore, Md. We have not seen each other since 1954 - 58 Years ago!
She found me here on AD this year ...
we have been communicating since.
I hope you enjoy her poem ...
a 'Walk Down Memory Lane' -
so to speak!
Written By: Sandy M. T.
Well, we didn't have a car or a phone and didn't get a television set until I was 14 but aside from that I think that was an accurate picture of where I grew up. Fun to read, too.
And here I thought I'd share a poem I wrote on that theme several years back. I don't think I ever posted it on AD. It doesn't rhyme but then only about one in every 15 poems of mine does.
I'm definitely a free-form kind of woman.
Trucks and wagons abounded
The iceman wrestled blocks
Mighty tongs he wielded well
And dripped his way inside
Grandmother made syrups
Grandfather shaved ice
We reaped snowballs, precursors to sno-cones
Delights of our summer days
The milkmanís truck brought bottles
Risen cream sat upon the sweet milk
Topped our Jello in summer
Pumpkin pie in winter
The laundry man hauled away soiled clothing
Brought it back fresh, clean, even ironed
The insurance man drank tea
Collected his premiums from the living room couch
And on Saturday the paper boy got his money on the top step
With horses and wagons
Roamed the streets
Hawked fresh fruit and vegetables
Oysters straight from the bay
Soft crabs still alive, too cold on their icy beds
Salesmen and women
Peddled everything from blankets to photography
From brushes to seeds
Life came right to our door
Posted 8/7/12 - For a Friend ...
- Tom Hyland -
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|Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
|Ah, yes...I remember it well! Thanks Sandy and Tom...
Blessings and Love - Micke
|Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
|I Love Your free Versing Poem Sandy!!
Thanks So Much Tom!! Is she a member here?
This is such a wonderful reunion!
58 years!! WOW!! I am so happy you reconnected
with an ole friend Tom
Walking To School
& Ding Dong Ditch :)
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Certainly a glimpse into the past well-shared and presented. Thank you, Tom and thank you to Sandy as well. Love and peace,
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Life certainly was different. I did not have some of those memories because we didn't live in the big city or by the ocean. But we had a car, telephone, and later, one of the first televisions in town.
|Reviewed by Chip Bergeron
|When I was a kid it was just at the end of the door to door salesman/peddlar era. I remember the Electrolux man, the bread man, the egg man, all kinds of people coming to your door pitching their wares. We've become too paranoid for that today, which while understandable given the way things are today, is unfortunate....
Holy Rosary School,
(I grew up Catholic, too!!!)
|Reviewed by Tom Hyland
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