(Google Image of Mumford River in Sutton, MA)
BY THE “MIGHTY MUMFORD”
My Dad, with a twinkle in eye,
Taught me this anthem to try…
From Douglas High School
Sounds like students fooled,
With the words, we need not know why!
“Hail, hail to Douglas High,
Where the mighty Mumford flows…
You know that you are near it
If you have to hold your nose!”
Because of reader confusion,
I’ll insert this happy conclusion…
Dad’s High School queries
Were in the Thirties,
When mills used rivers as solutions.
Putting this in “current” context,
Most mills turned apartment complex…
The Mumford was cleaned
And water life teemed,
The few mills now use sewage techs.!
NOTE: It doesn’t say much for the condition of the river after a half-a-dozen textile mills got through with it…and it still had to get through Northbridge and Uxbridge, with ALL THOSE mills!
(image from Google, at ebay.com, of the falls under Cook St,. in Douglas, MA)