Wednesday, August 12, 2015

LUMBERMAN ~





( 1910 )




LUMBERMAN

 



My father —
 

An old lumberman now
 

Tells me a little yarn about one
 

Of our descendants who were all
 

Sawmill owners and loggers and
 

How Grandfather Henry when he was
 

Cutting off Mt Greylock for his mill and
 

For the state of Massachusetts carving a
 

Road out to the mountain’s summit also
 

Worked over one landowner for most of
 

One night about a particular oak tree he
 

Wanted and left quite pleased from his
 

Visit with the man because he was given
 

Permission to cut the tree he had already
 

Earlier in the day cut down




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 © Bob Arnold

 

 it's one of those things

 

 

 

2 comments:

Luster said...

Bob,

A skilled lumberman, a master mason, the Birdhouse helps me keep my eye on all the poets. This one's a little older today.

stay close,
mike

Bob Arnold / Longhouse said...

The birthday cheer resounds from the woods!

Did we hear the tree fall?

For you, Mike.

B.