Wiregrass Seniors Magazine February 2019 FEBRUARY ISSUE - Page 23

WiregrassSeniorsMagazine.com Page 23 A P ac kage of Old Love Letters In a little rosewood casket, Resting on a marble stand, Is a package of old letters, Written by a cherished hand, W ill you go and get them, Sister Sister, , And read them all to me? I have tried to do so often, But for tears I could not see. T ell him I w atc hed for his coming watc atched When the noonday sun was high, And when at evening the angels Placed a starlight in the sky sky. . And when I saw he did not come, T ell him that I did not c hide, chide, But spoke in love about him, And I blessed him as I died. Come up near me, Dear Sister Sister, , Let me lean upon your breast, For the tide of life is ebbing, And I soon shall be at rest. Bring the letters he has written, He whose words I've often heard. Read them over over, , dear dear, , distinctly distinctly, , For I have cherished every word. And when in death's white garments Y ou have wr apped my form around, wrapped And have laid me down to slumber In the quiet churchyard ground, Place his letters and his picture Close beside my pulseless heart. W e in life have been together together, , And in death we will not part. T ell him, Sister Sister, , when you see him, That I never ceased to love, That I, dying, prayed to meet him, In a better world above. T ell me that I w as supported, was Not a word of censure spoke, But his silence and his absence, This poor heart hath well-nigh broke. I am ready now now, , dear sister sister, , Y ou may read the letter o'er o'er, , And I'll listen to the words, Of him who I shall see no more, And when you have finished, Should I calmly fall asleep, Fall asleep in death and wake not Dearest sister sister, , do not weep. Ethel and Earl How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Jim asked Earl whether he had bought Ethel anything for Valentine's Day. 'Yes,' came the answer from Earl 'I've bought her a belt and a bag.' 'That was very kind of you,' Jim added, 'I hope she appreciated the thought.' Earl smiled as he replied, 'So do I, and hopefully the vacuum cleaner will work better now.' Albert Einstein