Tag Archives: July 4th

IMAGE UPGRADE

He hopes he’s not ingenuous,

His time each evening tenuous…

has been uploading

Bicentennial railroading,

found some Header Images stupendous!

Honoring July fourth,

By patriotic train cars of course…!

His N scale uses

Bicentennial cabooses,

To which the “seal” says, “ORT-ORT!”

Fancy red-white-and-blue,

Appears on bikinis too…

But this year

Railcars are dear,

So them you have to view!

–Jonathan Caswell

BELOW: a sampling of the GOOGLE IMAGES I found!

 

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SOME OF MY…PICTURES IN THE STEW!

New pictures added to the Header,

I’m biased but I say no better…

Casuals of we–

Diana and me–

Be had by email or letter!

Christmas and July Forth,

And Halloween, of course…

And my train set,

The most recent yet,

The “cart is before the horse!”

A couple more industrial shots,

You know I like these lots!

So less women–

My pot’s brimming

Over with personal spots!

–Jonathan Caswell

(These are from July 4th…last year?)

WHY IS THIS DAY SPECIAL?

So many people say, “July 4th,”

Do they know what that means…

According to informal surveys

This knowledge is poorly gleaned.

Do they pick out ahead of time

The least informed to get laugh lines….

The last I knew, American history–

In school–got very little study time!

July fourth–The 4th of July–

American Independence Day….

The Declaration of Independence came out

And revolution from British sway.

The media’s made it like all other Days,

Remembering any and all war…

But fighting the British whose colonies we were

Is what this Day is for!

It’s nice all this is remembered,

Military Days all the same…

Confusing minds as to reasons and kinds–

And nobody takes the blame.

–Jonathan Caswell

THE COMING RAIN

THE COMING RAIN

Hardly on a high alert

We wait for coming rain….

Weather radar says the Berkshires*

Are first to feel same.

Expected after midnight

Here in Central “Mass.”

Could be an inch or more

Or less watering the grass.

Then it will be hot and sunny

In time for the Fourth of July…

Our fine nation’s Birthday,

Before a lot of young men died.

–Jonathan Caswell

* the Berkshires..mountain rage in Western Massachusetts….part of the Appalachian range (called Taconic in New York State, just across the state border)