This book of poetry was written by my Great-Grand Aunt Josephine Hancock Logan. Her sister, Flora Ella Hancock, was my Great-Grandmother who has quite a history about her (but, another time for that story.) Josephine's poetry book was published in 1932. I've got to find a lovely little stand for this book which will also display the really cool bookmark from my niece.
I bought this book on Ebay while searching on Google for information on my ancestors. As I read some of Josephine Hancock Logan's poetry, I couldn't help but wonder how she ever got someone to publish it. The poetry is somewhat depressing and though poetry has never been my thing, I don't think this book ever made the best seller list. My sister asked me why I am keeping the book if it isn't uplifting or beautiful. I am not a person to keep EVERYTHING, but I do like to keep things of historical sentiment or value--this is why I keep my hubby in my life. Here are a couple examples of my dear Aunt Josephine's work:
I'm not sure why my car thought I should stop at the cemetery today as it isn't one of my favorite places to visit. Maybe it was to see that my parents had no flowers in their vases or maybe just to be reminded that life is short so I need to take time to appreciate things that surround me. I'm not really sure what it was and I felt very sad as I walked back to my car. As I started to drive away, I noticed several geese walking among the grave sites. They didn't care who's grave they were walking on--they were just looking for food. I stopped the car and got out to watch them. One in particular caught my eye--it became my photo for today.
The recent commercial showing a family sitting down to dinner and the mom serving baked potatoes, each with their own stick of butter, it reminded me of the sugar sandwich I liked to eat when I was a kid.
I would spread that butter nice and thick across a slice of old fashioned white bread and then sprinkle
it with white sugar. Yum! When I made the demo for the above photo, my son-in-law said he ate them when he was a kid, too. He didn't want me wasting perfectly good bread, butter and sugar, so.....
I don't know if I can do this or not, but I read a post about taking one picture every day for a year. I'm going to try it, no promises to myself that I will be successful, but I'm up for the challenge. This isn't one of my double-dare's, but are you up for it? The photos can be of anything as long as it isn't obscene or gross (like vomit or .....) LOL
This is a camera that I used to take lots of pictures in the olden days, all of them black and white.