Thursday, May 22, 2014


Good Morning, Class of '64
Old Split Rail Fence - John Harmon
Build a little fence of trust around today; 
Fill the space with loving deeds, 
And therein stay. 
Look not through the sheltering bars Upon tomorrow; 
God will help thee bear what comes of joy and sorrow.
Mary F. Butts 
So they all went away from the little log house. 
The shutters were over the windows, 
so the little house could not see them go.
 It stayed there inside the log fence,
 behind the two big oak trees that in the 
summertime had made green roofs for 
Mary and Laura to play under.
Laura Ingalls Wilder 
There is no fence nor hedge 
round time that is gone. 
You can go back and have what 
you like of it if you can remember.
Philip Dunne
Misty Walk - Harriet Ayer

Another Day With Larry

Memories from the Five Senses
(Part Three)

The smell of wood smoke and the spicy pungent 
smell of apple butter cooking in the copper 
kettle outside in the fall. And the way the 
smoke followed you as you stirred it - had to 
be constantly stirred all day.
Making Apple Butter - Grandma Moses
 A rainbow during or after a rain - it seemed 
to be a miracle. Of course, the first one was. 
Still seems like one to me.
The wild, lonesome sound of wild geese flying 
over in spring and fall. They have become a 
nuisance now, but then they were rare. Seeing 
and hearing them was a real treat.
Morning Flight - Sam Timm
The Cry of the Wild Goose
 Often billed as America's Number One Song Stylist.
 Other nicknames include Mr. Rhythm, 
Old Leather Lungs, and Mr. Steel Tonsils.
One of the biggest hit-makers
 of late 1940s/early 1950s, Laine 
had more than 70 charted records, 
21 gold records, and worldwide 
sales of over 100 million records. 
 Frankie Laine - 1950
 Seeing Mama Robin chasing our gray 
cat under the porch. The cat tried to 
eat her babies, and Mama chased the cat 
more than 50 feet, at full speed. I didn’t 
know it could run so fast!
The sight and sound of a bee swarm -
 truly awe-inspiring. 
They seem to fill the sky.
Bumble Boogie
An American instrumental ensemble in 
the early 1960s, who specialized in making
 rock and roll arrangements of classical
 melodies. Session musicians all had other 
studio commitments, a teen band from 
Ada, Oklahoma, who had played no part in 
the recording itself, were recruited to handle 
promotion and public appearances.
 Reached # 21 on the Billboard charts in June 1961.
The dance scene is from the movie "Hellza Poppin".
B Bumble and the Stingers
The taste of hot red-eye gravy 
(Some called it fried water.)
 over hot biscuits - wow!
Red-eye gravy
(Other names include poor man's gravy, 
bird-eye gravy, bottom sop and red ham gravy.
The gravy is made from the drippings of pan-fried 
(or sometimes baked) sausage, country ham, bacon, 
or other pork, sometimes mixed with black coffee.)

The feel, on a cool fall day, of long johns,
 wool socks, flannel shirts, and boots.
The freedom, in spring, of taking 
off the long johns, wool socks,
 flannel shirts, and boots.
Norman Rockwell
The literal breath of fresh air when jumping 
out of the hot, dusty, close barn loft after 
stacking a load of hay in it.
Hayloft and Window - L. Fajardo
 The feel of hoeing the last hill 
of corn in the field, storing the last bale 
of hay for the season, shearing 
the last sheep, etc. Someone always said, 
“That’s the one we’ve been looking for”!
The End of a Working Day - Jules Breton
 The sweet smell of red clover, lilacs, 
honeysuckle, and yellow locust blossoms - 
the finest French perfume isn’t even close.
Wild Honeysuckle Orange
The acrid smell of green oak sawdust - 
you can smell it a hundred feet away.
The silence of snow falling in the woods - 
it is so silent that it seems that you can hear 
individual snow flakes hitting tree limbs. 
There is nothing like taking a walk in the 
woods in a heavy snow fall. 
Those folks who wrote and recorded that
 song about the sounds of silence knew nothing - 
this is the real sound of silence.
Winter in the Forest - Wallpaper
The smell of an 
approaching snowstorm.
Approaching Snowstorm - Quentin Robbins
 The sight of a new born lamb or calf 
struggling to get to its feet, finding the teat,
 and having its first meal. After that first meal,
 it vigorously shakes itself. It is the miracle of 
new life that never grows old.
Mother and Newborn Lamb - William Richardson
 The sky at night. With no ambient lights 
in the entire area, the stars were magnificent
 on a clear night. Clear moonless nights were 
especially spectacular.
Tree Silhouette Against Starry Night Sky
"A friend is one who overlooks your broken
fence and admires the flowers in your garden."
Rail Fence - Dan Carmichael
 “The only fence against the 
world is a thorough knowledge of it.”
John Locke
Split Rail Fence - Brenda Stonehouse
“Don't ever take a fence down until
you know why it was put up.”
Robert Frost

Roses and Rail Fence - Stephen Filarsky
 “Love your neighbor as yourself; 
but don't take down the fence”
Carl Sandburg
Spring Charm - Unknown
"There's only one thing I never
did and wish I had done:
climbed over a fence."
Queen Mary
Split Rail Fence - Jerry Zelle

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