Friday, October 6, 2006

I will start with my Grandfather

My grandfather was a hopeless romantic.  He and my grandmother called each other "dearie" throughout their life together.  The name Dearie stuck for him and that's what we called him.  Our grandmother was Boosie for a child's way of saying Ruthie.

I'll be sharing his poetry first.  Then I will share mine.  Without further delay and in no particular order:

on a letter head from The Booth Electrical Furnace Company, Chicago, Illinois -  dated July 20th 1923

Sometimes I think, Oh!  yes I do,
I'd like a letter soon from you.
I know you're almost tired to death
And can't sit down to get your breath.
But a real good letter now and then,
Is relished by the best of men.
A card, a note and a day between,
To me it seems most awful lean.
You do not need to write a book,
For its hard to find a quiet nook.
But you know what I like to hear,
Just write a good long letter, dear.
I toil by day and sometimes night,
But very seldom fail to write.
Though social pleasures fill my card,
And writing seems most awful hard,
With picnics every day or two
I ever, dear, do think of you.
And, sometimes, I do more than think,
For each night e'er I sleep a wink,
I whisper in you very ear,
I love you sweetheart, ever dear.
And to make as official out of this,
I seal my message with a kiss.
Perhaps these love words went astray,
Among the stars of the milky way.
Or maybe they were lost in the crowd
Or are gamboling aloft on a fleecy cloud
Or your receiver may not have been in tune
And they traveled to you by way of the moon
But wherever or however the case may be,
Each night this message goes from me.
This really is not a complaint    
Don't read a thought in here that "ain't"
'Tis just a suggestion, dear, for you
To keep your boy from feelin' blue.
 
Will
7-20-23

12 comments:

lurkynat said...

Dear Penny,
my dad was a romantic poet too!:):)
excellent poetry! thank you so much for sharing! It means alot to me!
hugs,natalie

fisherkristina said...

Oh, how sweet!

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

lsfp1960 said...

How sweet...looking forward to future entries.  Linda in WA  

gullspirit said...

This is going to be wonderful!

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tendernoggle said...

I WANT   TO KNOW WHY IT TOOK YOU SO LONG TO DO THIS?! LOL
HE REALLY HAD A WAY WITH WORDS!
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

bgilmore725 said...

Oh yes, he is a treasure, as are his clever rhymes. He's got Hallmark and American Greetings beat! This will definitely be a favorite place to visit. Mind if I link here? Thank you Penny. I'd like to hear more about your grandfather, you know, little introductions to the poems. Bea

bhbner2him said...

What a precious, cute and loving poem!!  So nice you still have his original writings!  -  Barbara

memes121 said...

Beautiful! Tammy

valphish said...

How happy is that =D!!  Loved it!  Can't wait to read more!  xox
http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ThereisaSeason

onestrangecat said...

sounds like there was a lot of love there.

Kathy

helmswondermom said...

That is so cute and beautiful!  Aren't you glad you have these still?  I love that they called each other "dearie".  It reminds me of the Disney movie, Lady and the Tramp -- remember "Jim, Dear" and "Darling"?
Lori

rebuketheworld said...

Its interesting reading a love poem from a man....I think of him saying these things to your grandmother...how endearing.....they wanted "happy" for the other...They were blessed....

~Raven