It's like pulling teeth,as old timer's say,
For us to get some new's today.
We try and try and rack our brain,
But every thing comes out the same.
Of course you know, we could say,
Miss So and So is sick today,
Or Grandpa Smith, as he did whittle,
Cut himself, to the hospial
He was rushed, and don't you know,
He's back again, they had to sew.
Or Mrs. Blank has gone to stay
With her sister, far away.
The clubs in town, their meetings held,
But to give us news, they're not compelled.
So we'll just have to do our best,
And try to fill in all the rest
Of news that they like in this town,
And in the area, all around!
E.H. Coe 1972