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Old 08-11-2008, 04:24 PM   #172
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I also ran across these poems. I can see this poem in relation to a heritage scrapbook. [Photos of babies or "twin" children placed in a tree. Think Anne Geddes].

Apple Buds
~ Author Unknown.

Here are two apple buds growing on a tree,
Curled up very tightly, as buds should be.
Along came the sun one day shining from the sky,
And two little apple buds opened up their eyes.
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Here's a poem to accompany photos of children playing in a sandbox.
My Sand Box.
By Dick Wilmes.

On sunny days I go to play
In a magic land not far away.
It's filled with sand for castles fair
Or streets that go just everywhere.
And in my truck the sand I load
To fill a hole just down the road.
To find the place is not too hard
It's out the door in my backyard.
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Imagine with me: can't you just see a photo of a little boy, muddy from from head to toe accompanied by this poem on your scrapbook page? *smile*

Dry Dirt, Wet Dirt.
By Dick Wilmes.

Dry dirt, wet dirt,
Oh, what fun,
Sitting in the backyard,
Playing in the sun.
Dry dirt is dusty
Wet dirt is mud.
Drop the wet dirt on the ground
And hear it go thud.
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How many of you attend a fair or carnival each summer? Here's a poem for a Ferris Wheel Photo in your scrapbook!
The Ferris Wheel.
By Dick Wilmes.

The ferris wheel goes up so high,
You think you're going to touch the sky.
And down you come and then around,
Spinning up above the ground.
And when it's over, you are so proud,
To think you almost touched a cloud.
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A girlfriend sent me this. This apron favor poem was computer generated, text centered in the middle of the paper and cut into the shape of an apron. A piece of fabric cut with pinking sheers was sewn to the back. Two bias tape ties was sandwiched between the paper & fabric at the top so it could serve as a napkin ring and later to hang in the kitchen. I typed in 10 pt. font as the original was and stopped where each line ended to make the shape of the apron.

~Author Unknown.
I don't think kids "nowadays"
know what an apron is.
The principal use of Grandma's apron was
to protect the dress underneath, but
along with that, it served as a pot-
holder for removing hot pans from the oven.
It was wonderful for drying children's
tears, and on occasion was even used
for cleaning out dirty ears.
From the chicken coop, the apron was
used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and
sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished
in the warming oven.
When company came, those aprons
were ideal hiding places for shy kids.
And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms.
Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow bent over the hot wood stove.
Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.
From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.
In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.
When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.
When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.
It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace the "old-time apron" that served so many purposes.
Remember: Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool.
Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.
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