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    Wooden Curls

    I thought people might enjoy this....

    Wooden Curls

    Two little girls came to my shop,
    Each one my own Granddaughter.
    They came by to see if Gramp would like
    A good cold drink of water.

    I thanked them as they turned to go-
    They tarried by the door,
    To watch the long pine shavings curl
    As they fell upon the floor.

    'Twas then I heard Roberta say
    "Gramp makes the bestest curls,
    He makes an awful lot of them
    For all his bestest girls."

    Then each stooped down to gather some
    And put them in their hair
    Then gaily waved me good-by,
    Walked off with jaunty air.

    As time goes by in my minds eye
    I see two little girls
    Who love their Grandpa now as when
    They wore his wooden curls.

    (Written by my Great Uncle, Fred Farington Washburn, 1951)
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    That's really great Travis.
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Thats cool, Travis, reminds me of my own Grandaughter who love to come into my shop and play with the saw dust and chips.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Really like that. Nice poem!

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    Join Date
    May 2009
    Syracuse, Nebraska
    Wonderful!!! My granddaughter is 11 months old and I'm waiting patiently for her to get older........but don't grow up too fast.

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