Category Archives: Castles in Memory

November 4, 1900 and 1927

Sun, Nov 4 Willard comes twice to-day. Wait on Mother pretty close & sleep on the floor at night. Have a good dinner & supper but have to work all day. Ashton takes (??) to Ben’s. And here is a … Continue reading

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October 14, 1927

That’s the date ascribed to this poem in “Castles in Memory.” When I was a child, living in St. Albans, we used to drive to Fairfield Pond some times for an early breakfast before my father went to work. We … Continue reading

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“Our God”

This is the last poem in “Castles in Memory.” There are a couple I did not include, but will later, on the appropriate dates. OUR GOD Our God is a reasonable God, Before the world was He, He made this … Continue reading

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August 26, 1929 “The Champlain Bridge”

I missed the date on this poem, sadly, and we missed the ceremony two days ago, celebrating the bridge’s 80th birthday. THE CHAMPLAIN BRIDGE Hands across the chasm! No longer need we wait To unite our varied interests With our … Continue reading

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“The Webster School House”

THE WEBSTER SCHOOL HOUSE Close to the rutted road it stands, Part of the rocks of Ferrisburg, Built when the town was young And homes of the pioneers Stood closer together than now. It must have been fine to see … Continue reading

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“Memories of Windermere”

I had thought this was the name of the cottage on the Lake where the Fishers spent lots of time in the summer, across from Kingsland Bay. But it may be another cottage that the Warners had. I must find … Continue reading

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“The Voice of the Brick Academy”

No diary entries until September. I think the “blind author” in this poem is Rowland Robinson. THE VOICE OF THE BRICK ACADEMY Pause and listen, Ferriburg! Look up as you pass by! Waiting on this lofty perch I send a … Continue reading

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