Tonight I am tied up getting ahead with my Daily Calendar called THE GEM COLLECTION. It gets the lowest number of hits of all my blogs and yet – I go on with it. I am posting one of the entries here On the Bench tonight and I shall continue building up a reservoir of posts for the rest of the year. Wonder why people don’t like it. No matter – I want the obscure quotes and the Australian Poetry ( a lot of which was almost lost till the Newspapers were scanned and put on line. ) and it starts each of my mornings.
I like to climb the railway fence
And watch the train go by,,
But sometimes I climb down quite quick
With cinders in my eye.
The driver waves, and once he threw
A penny at my feet;
I s’pect he thought I’d like to buy
A little penny “eat.”
When I am big I’ll drive a train,
And always have some pence
To throw to little boys like me
Who climb the railway fence.
“For the Children.” The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954) 24 Jul 1937
Two drunks were walking upgrade between the railroad tracks. One of them said, “this is is longest stairway I have ever been on.” To this, the other replied, “It’s not the stairs that bother me, it’s the low banister.”