QUOTES from the Sandbox ~ Thurs., Oct. 31, 2019

By
Real Estate Agent with TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766

HAPPY  HALLOWEEN, Everyone!  I am following the quotes today with one
of my favorite childhood poems my Mom used to recite to us each year on
Halloween.  Perhaps you also remember it from your childhood.  Of course,
much depended on the inflection of the one reciting;  my Mom was great at
this.  I recall when she was in the hospital and dying, I brought my guitar to
the hospital and sang her favorite hymns.  I also grabbed a printed copy of
this poem and read it to her just hours before she died.  I tried to do the
reading like she taught us to do.  I tried to make it fun and happy and playfully
scary.

The poem:  Little Orphant Annie, written by James Whitcomb Riley 1885,
published by The Bowen Merrick Company (source: Wikipedia)...
             

Little Orphant Annie
Little Orphant Annie's come to our house to stay,
An' wash the cups an' saucers up, an' brush the crumbs away,
An' shoo the chickens off the porch, an' dust the hearth, an' sweep,
An' make the fire, an' bake the bread, an' earn her board-an'-keep;
An' all us other children, when the supper-things is done,
We set around the kitchen fire an' has the mostest fun
A-list'nin' to the witch-tales 'at Annie tells about,
An' the Gobble-uns 'at gits you
Ef you
Don't
Watch
Out!
Wunst they wuz a little boy wouldn't say his prayers,--
An' when he went to bed at night, away up-stairs,
His Mammy heerd him holler, an' his Daddy heerd him bawl,
An' when they turn't the kivvers down, he wuzn't there at all!
An' they seeked him in the rafter-room, an' cubby-hole, an' press,
An' seeked him up the chimbly-flue, an' ever'-wheres, I guess;
But all they ever found wuz thist his pants an' roundabout:--
An' the Gobble-uns 'll git you
Ef you
Don't
Watch
Out!
An' one time a little girl 'ud allus laugh an' grin,
An' make fun of ever' one, an' all her blood-an'-kin;
An' wunst, when they was "company," an' ole folks wuz there,
She mocked 'em an' shocked 'em, an' said she didn't care!
An' thist as she kicked her heels, an' turn't to run an' hide,
They wuz two great big Black Things a-standin' by her side,
An' they snatched her through the ceilin' 'fore she knowed what she's about!
An' the Gobble-uns 'll git you
Ef you
Don't
Watch
Out!
An' little Orphant Annie says, when the blaze is blue,
An' the lamp-wick sputters, an' the wind goes woo-oo!
An' you hear the crickets quit, an' the moon is gray,
An' the lightnin'-bugs in dew is all squenched away,--
You better mind yer parunts, an' yer teachurs fond an' dear,
An' churish them 'at loves you, an' dry the orphant's tear,
An' he'p the pore an' needy ones 'at clusters all about,
Er the Gobble-uns 'll git you
Ef you
Don't
Watch
Out!

                                        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 




Posted by

Jane Chaulklin-Schott, Realtor    (407) 394-9766
                   TEAMCONNECT  REALTY  -  CENTRAL  ORLANDO,  FLORIDA

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Myrl Jeffcoat
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When I was a kid, Orphan Annie was one of my favorite cartoons.  I can still picture her, and Sandy, her dog, to this day.

Oct 31, 2019 04:11 PM #1
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James Dray
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Morning Jane.

It has been a very, very long time since I've heard that one, thanks

Nov 01, 2019 02:13 AM #2
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Brian England
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Hmm, I have not heard that poem before today, so I am glad you shared it with us!

Nov 01, 2019 07:53 AM #3
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Will Hamm
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Hello Jane,  Great Poem and one that I need to remember for the future.  Make it a great day!

 

Nov 01, 2019 08:48 AM #4
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Jane. I never heard this poem before. How nice for you to remember your Mom's poetry.

Nov 01, 2019 09:05 AM #5
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Hi Jane - I am familiar with Little Orphan Annie but not this poem.  Thank you for sharing it.  

Nov 01, 2019 09:20 AM #6
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Roy Kelley
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I hope your move is going smoothly. Have a very special week.

Nov 03, 2019 09:42 AM #7
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