Monthly Archives: August 2015

BINGHAMTON,NY-CHENANGO AND COURT STREETS-LINEN-(S-222)

HEY—I KNOW THAT INTERSECTION! THE ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE STUDIOS WERE ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE BUILDING ON THE LEFT. COURT STREET TO THE RIGHT—CHENANGO STREET WAS STRAIGHT AHEAD???

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Power Plant Men Learned Themselves Proper English

AS THE PRODIGY OF AN ENGLISH TEACHER—I SALUTR YOUR EFFORTS—THEN AND NOW! 😀

Power Plant Men

The electricians on our crew must have heard Gary Wehunt say the phrase “…of a morning” a dozen times before someone brought it to his attention.  I think it was Andy Tubbs while we were sitting in our Monday Morning Safety Meeting.  He said, “What did you just say?”  Gary repeated himself,  “I do ‘such and such’ of a morning.”  “Of a morning?  What does that mean?”  Gary asked, “What?  Of a Morning.  Isn’t that right?”

It’s true that there is a certain “Power Plant Speak” that seems unique to people that work in factories, power plants, line crews and other such situations.  I can speak only for the power plants where I worked.  I would describe the type of speech as “colorful”.  Not in a vulgar sort of way, but in a flowery way.

Power Plant Men in general didn’t curse as you may see them depicted in movies…

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ANTSY-PANTS!

ANTSY-PANTS

It’s coming down to the wire,

How many more works inspired…

Can a poet achieve

Before he’s relieved,

Would help if he were on fire!

Not in the literal sense,

Self-combustion is too intense…

Let the verse flow

Until he must go,

His portfolio some day’ll be immense!

–Jonathan Caswell

THE MAUMEE AND WESTERN

THE MAUMEE AND WESTERN

A favorite train flick of mine

Is the Maumee and Western line..

Taken over by Pioneer

It’s roadbed severely

Under maintained on its line!

Neck braces and seat belts

Were a must to prevent welts…

From locomotive sway

On their right of way,

In summertime the engineer melts!

–Jonathan Caswell

ADMIRATION…ONLY!

AAAAHHHHH—POOR BOO-BOO-!!! AT LEAST—AS SOME SAY—ONE CAN LOOK! BESIDES…SHE PROBABLY TAKEN—AND YOU DEFINITELY ARE!!!!

THE MARVELOUS MUMFORD

ADMIRATION….ONLY!

He liked the woman he spied

Of college age that caught his eye…

Intelligent, bright

And shaped just right,

He might steal her from her guy…!

A gingerish hue to her hair,

With glasses no beauty impaired…

If it came to will,

He’s over the hill

But happy to view her right there.

Good thing, that’s all it will be,

She may even read poetry…

‘Tween looks at her cell,

Then clear as a bell

It’s time for her ride and she leaves.

–Jonathan Caswell

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