Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Game


It was morning when he left that night
I think the month was May
They drank until broad daylight
With one last game to play
The cards were on the table
He had spades in his hand
He waited until the mood was stable
Then he executed his plan
Big Joe stared at the poker face
That Dan wore with pride
Joe arched his back in defiant grace
Dan took it all in stride
Joe said, with a face so blank,
“Are there hearts in your hand?”
Dan organized his cards by rank;
Said, “With this hand I’ll stand”
Joe, said again, ready to fight
“Are there hearts in your hand?”
Dan held his cards to the light;
“Go fish,” he said, “or throw in your hand”

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Denise "Susie" Burgess

Denise "Susie" Burgess, the Shirley Temple of Camus Prairie

The Glories, by Rudyard Kipling

The Glories
1925, by Rudyard Kipling

IN FAITHS and Food and Books and Friends 
   Give every soul her choice.
For such as follow divers ends 
   In divers lights rejoice. 

There is a glory of the Sun 
   ('Pity it passeth soon!)
But those whose work is nearer done 
   Look, rather, towards the Moon. 

There is a glory of the Moon 
   When the hot hours have run;
But such as have not touched their noon 
   Give worship to the Sun.

There is a glory of the Stars, 
   Perfect on stilly ways;
But such as follow present wars 
   Pursue the Comet's blaze. 

There is a glory in all things; 
   But each must find his own, 
Sufficient for his reckonings, 
   Which is to him alone.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Voyage of the Gumdrop Galleon


On a fine summer day
In a land far away
A gumdrop galleon
Set sail on a chocolate sea
Its rice paper sails
Caught nor’easter gales
And followed a course due east
It finally moored
In an icy fjord
Surrounded with frothy whipped cream
The ship’s captain was adorned
With a gingerbread horn
And white britches that were double seamed
He left his great ship
And took a short trip
To see his majesty the king
The king met the captain and crew
Served them peppermint stew
And a desert of peppered ice cream
Their visit was done
At  quarter past one
Just in time for crumpets and tea
Then with the setting sun
Their next trip was begun
To the land of the lemon drop tree

Memorial Day

Remembering on Decoration Day

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Denise of Camus Prairie

Denise of Camus Prairie and
Queenie the Wonder Dog.  Although she
looked like a Shirley (Temple), her nickname
was Susie (after the Everly Brothers song,
'Wake Up Little Susie')

A Collage

A collage with aged newspaper photo effect.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Knovelty Knife Display

This Western Hero pocket knife store display
probably had more nose smudges and fingerprints
on the glass than anything else in the Mercantile

Hopalong Cassidy watch.

Saturday, May 19, 2012