My Dad, in Douglas High School
And buddies must’ve thought it cool…
This ditty to be
The anthem for Douglas School!*
Concerning that earlier time,
Industry used rivers (a crime)…
To dump waste
Expedient in haste,
Which often produced smelly slime.
Woolen mills region wide
Used river water (fish died)…
Color of the water–
Which cloth dye ordered–
Since then attitudes changed,
Environmental cleanups arranged…
It took years
To reverse tears,
As the fabric of life regained!
Back to our ditty of old,
From youth sarcastic and bold…
Did it–I wonder–
Help end river plunder,
That story has yet to be told.
“Hail to Douglas High (School) where the ‘mighty Mumford’ flows…
You know you are near it if you have to hold your nose!!!”
Living here in Douglas my family history,
I’ll cherish until it’s time for me…
Why not name this blog
Since it will log
*Another explanation for the “mighty Mumford” is that it isn’t big or wide at all! Although industrial dams have deepened and widened it in places, it is, passing thorough Douglas, still a very minor-looking stream.!