The Old Homestead By Paul Laurence Dunbar 'Tis an old deserted homestead
On the outskirts of the town,
Where the roof is all moss-covered,
And the walls are tumbling down;
But around that little cottage
Do my brightest mem'ries cling,
For 'twas there I spent the moments
Of my youth,--life's happy spring.
I remember how I used to
Swing upon the old front gate,
While the robin in the tree tops
Sung a night song to his mate;
And how later in the evening,
As the beaux were wont to do,
Mr. Perkins, in the parlor,
Sat and sparked my sister Sue.
There my mother--heaven bless her!--
Kissed or spanked as was our need,
And by smile or stroke implanted
In our hearts fair virtue's seed;
While my father, man of wisdom,
Lawyer keen, and farmer stout,
Argued long with neighbor Dobbins
How the corn crops would turn out.
Then the quiltings and the dances--
How my feet were wont to fly,
Good Morning God.You are ushering in another day untouched and freshly new, so here I come to ask you God if you'll renew me too? Forgive the many errors that I made yesterday, and let me try again dear God, to walk closer in they way. I am well aware I can't make it on my own, so take my hand and hold it tight for I can't walk alone.Author Unknown
This is a video I had made back on 01/22/2010. I was actually just playing around with camera and music background to see how it would all work and actually did post it up on You Tube. It was done in Oakboro, a small town that for some reason I just keep going back to way so often. There is just something here that keeps bringing me back and I'm not all sure what it is, but maybe one day I will find out. Anyway, welcome to one of the many small friendly towns here in North Carolina.
Now I use to live on this street, 228 Butler Drive, 1965-68. Sort of scary as to what all is going on with this water contamination issue here at Lejeune. 13 parents on one street lose newborns: " Editor’s note: This is the third in a three-part series looking at issues surrounding Camp Lejeune’s water contamination. Thirteen mothers living on Midway Park’s Butler Drive in 1953 either gave birth to stillborns or lost..."
I came here on Sunday morning and so some of the antique dealers may have already packed up and left since it was the last day. But still there was enough to see and a very wide selection of items.
Eat your heart out Robbie Knievel. I just know that I could jump over as many cars as Robbie with this beauty. I could start by jumping over that black Kia in the driveway. Hey, if I don't make it over, oh well, it's not my car.
Well here are some beautiful chairs and someone could have had two of them on their front porch for a mere $32 each. But oh no, they believe they can get just as good a chair for $10. Well time will tell and when they get that $10 beauty it will be on here. Anyway. all of this was made possible by Hinson Auction. If you are looking for vintage items and some new, I suggest that you go to one of the auctions here, it really is worthwhile attending. Hinson Auction
I went to their homepage on the web and then I learned that there is much more to yarn than I ever thought. They make so much and in so many colors. Another fine company hidden here in Oakboro. Tuscarora Yarn Just another side of Oakboro. Don't let these couple photo's give you the idea that this whole town is like this, because it isn't. It's one fine small town just east of Charlotte with lot's of fine people.
Now here is a car that will get momma to the grocery store and back home real quick. A real clean looking wagon. Morrison Motor Co. does have a great selection of collector cars for those who are interested in buying or just a great place to visit and check out his cars. Another must see place if you down this way in Charlotte. Oh momma, let's go to the store....