Love Poem for Valentine’s Day

I The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat: They took some honey, and plenty of money Wrapped up in a five-pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar, "O lovely Pussy, O Pussy, my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are, … Continue reading Love Poem for Valentine’s Day

Just Wo-ahn Out

Sometime back in the 1930s, my grandmother picked up the telephone receiver just in time to hear the Methodist minister's wife, on the party line, drawl, "I am just wo-ahn out. I've been waterin' the yahd." The statement might not seem significant, but my family has its own criteria for significance. And so those two … Continue reading Just Wo-ahn Out