Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (A Clean And Personally Written Bill Of Health)

The heart rate-
Was truly great.

The blood pressure-
Couldn’t be beat for sure.

The hair was growing in well-
“Natural” as all could tell.

The old man was in perfect health-
Paid and sponsored by a “certain” amount of wealth.

To live 200 years old would be great for a world-
That suddenly was filled with lies that continually swirled.


Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (Hurricane Season 2018)

Many a hurricane to be looked for and seen-
In the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico in 2018.
Alberto, Beryl, Chris, and Debby-
Hope waters stay calm and don’t get nasty.
Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helene, and Issac-
With low mph let’s all stick.
Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, and Michael-
To hope for the best we all will.
Nadine, Oscar, Patty, and Raphael-
Each and every summer day will only tell.
Ending with Sarah, Toney, Valerie, and William-
All of these will be taken seriously, as they
can all put us out on a limb.


Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (Ripton Country Store)

You know the little town, the special one-

In the center of Vermont named Ripton.


Where everyone knows everyone-

All 600 of them working, living, and having fun.


Where shopping is a pleasure when they stop

to daily check their mail-

Marking off of that grocery list without fail.


Near Middlebury College-

Situated at the Green Mountains on the edge.


And now history is about to be made-

As a tradition of ownership is about to fade.


Dick and Sue Collitt are about to retire-

And are looking for a new owner that will

continue their tradition and inspire.


Storekeepers since 1976 a job requring much dedication-

The Ripton County General Store has always been a sensation.


Aging over time with a potbellied wood stove and a penny candy wall-

One can experience the good old days that one couldn’t find at the mall.


The neighbors contribute some of the goods, that is sold-

Such as sweet relish, pickled beets, and eggs from nearby farms to unfold.


Other things sold is rock salt, kitty litter, clothespins and meatloaf mix-

In the midst, of a wonderful town, where life is slower, with many natural kicks.


Getting back to pick up that mail-

The old timey mailboxes delight without fail.


Historical in themselves-

Amongst the other things both on the floor,

and on the shelves.


Upstairs is a two bedroom apartment and a barn out back-

Depends on the season, how the customer make their trek.


Bike riders in the summer and the spring-

But when the snow comes skiing becomes their regular thing.


The famed Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in the fall-

See the arrival of authors round the world hearing their call.


As the leaves cause a stir-

Changing into magical wonderful color.


A bargain for sure if one is up to the task-

To ready $225,000 and then to inquire and ask.


For the privilege of owning this all year long ran country store-

Just reading about it makes one want to visit and so much more.


Open four hours on Thanksgiving Day to amass-

With a complete shutdown on Christmas.


Otherwise open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday-

With the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends underway.


I can hear that antique cash register clinking from far away-

To know that some still pay with cash in this modern electronic day.


Mowing That Grass

The grass has begun to grow-

So the neighbors are in full mow.


Ain’t all that hard-

After first clearing the yard.


Of leaves and sticks-

You can help just take your pick.


And then the next thing to occur-

Is the starting of that lawnmower.


After spending a few minutes to toil-

To check the spark plugs and the oil.


Down goes the weeds and the grass-

The more ground cover the mower does amass.


When finished the mower is put away-

Until it is needed on another day.


The grass has begun to grow-

So the neighbors are in full mow.


Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (Dance)

Just by chance

“So You Think You Can Dance”.


“Dance Moms” around the world-

Gave it their best swirl.


It has always been that way-

From way back when to the modern day.


Much talent did we happen to see-

On “The Arthur Murray Party”.


With bubbles floating on the dance floor-

“Lawrence Welk” presented much dance to the core.


“American Bandstand” gave us many new moves-

We danced through many types of music and stayed in the groove.


Through the years all the same-

As we involved ourselves in “Club MTV” and “Fame”.


But as it were-

These were humans in full motion stir.


Nature also has it own dancing spin-

Simply called the Red-capped Manakin.



Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (New Year Resolutions)

It’s hard to believe that we are about to enter into a new year. 2018

is right around the corner. Surely with all of the Christmas preps we

haven’t really thought about it, but it is coming anyway.


The resolutions have to be made. One fun thing to do is too look and

see what you promised last year, how long it lasted, and will it be on

this year’s list once again?


I think that one of mine at the top of the list might be to attempt to not to lie.

As kids we were taught not to lie. That it was not nice and not good, but nowadays

with so many adults lying it is time that some adults take a stance to try

and set a good example.


Don’t know how long that will last as we just cannot help ourselves. We

are dedicated for this and that until it affects us personally and then we bend the rule.

Human nature as it is. And what is this world coming to? The same as it has

always been.


“Many New Year Resolutions seen-

At the beginning of the year 2018.”

Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (The Original Shakers)

The European Shakers made their way-

To America in 1774 back in the day.


For freedom of religion and movement-

Via founder Mother Ann Lee, along the Hudson

River on New York is where they went.


With any problems of frontier life they did better fare-

As they ate healthy, were clean , and practiced good healthcare.


With decoration being offensive to God they created their

very own furniture-

That contained simplicity and beauty that to this day

still does endure.


They expanded to New England, New

York, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio-

Eventually dying out, with their furniture

giving way for their history to grow.


A small second order of Shakers today in Sabbathday Lake, Maine-

Keepers of the faith with supporting the heritage to gain.

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