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Author Topic: The Old Barn  (Read 748 times)
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« on: May 02, 2008, 02:19:01 PM »

from the Jan 15, 1931 Tr & Pcr.
Many thanks to Richard.



You've heard the story of locking the door,
After the horse had gone afore.
A door I knew never bad a lock
Lucky indeed if it even was shut.

High on a hill, back of the house,
Stood the old barn with a comfortable air;
Housing for years a good old friend
Offering shelter to the old bay mare.

I can see dad now drive up the lane,
Over the mare's back rested the rein--
Unhitched from out the one horse shay
Unguided the old mare knew her way.

She knew the oat-bin, a tall pine chest,
On top of the cover her head would rest,
Never I knew her to enter her stall
Till she sniffed at the box, examined it all.

With a clap of his hands, dad shooed her away
Same old procedure, day after day,
Now for the meal, how she would whine,
If late in coming, oh my what a time.

Off we would go, leave open the door,
Everything littered all over the floor--
Bills on the side-walls of strange medicine ads,
Colic and spavin cures, all known to dad.

On the same spot, a steel building now stands,
It's cold and unhomelike, clammy, ungrand;
It houses the auto we use on the farm
You can say what you will, I miss the old barn.
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2008, 02:38:50 PM »

Twenty years ago I would have said  "SO WHAT That's dumb" ,but today I know just how the author must have felt.
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I am just an old "Hoss" trainer, that has been raced hard and put away wet. 
As my Friend from Maine(Ora Stratton) says "There are horse trainers, and then there are real "Hoss" trainers.
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2008, 02:40:10 PM »

"Oh Dad, that's so dumb!"  Wink
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