The Early Years Growing Up
Out in the Texas Panhandle town called Phillips,
Is where I was born as I made my very first trip.
This documents my young life traveling the USA,
And life until and after we were back at Phillips to stay. Continue reading
Candy Bars Back Then
Back when I was a whipper snapper cute as I could be,
I loved candy bars my Mom and Dad often bought for me.
I have compiled a list of my favorite at age 6 to 8 for you,
In this story poem to see If you may agree with me too.
As I recall, most candy bars cost 5 cents back at that time,
And they were much bigger then which made them so fine.
I guess it is just a way of the world we live in for this trend,
To make products smaller and then charge more for them. Continue reading
Cold Cold Woman
This story poem is not really about a woman so cold,
But rather a song I played a lot as a kid not very old.
I bet at first you thought this poem was about Pam,
But Pam is as hot as a fresh baked sweet potato yam. Continue reading
Elementary School Memories
As a fine young boy in the first grade I was very shy,
I was a good looking kid and I really don’t know why,
But I talked to myself as I sat at my desk in the class,
In a voice from within hoping my problem would pass. Continue reading
On July 4th, 1776, the United States Of America so free,
Declared Independence from a British Empire, you see.
So July 4th has been a celebrated holiday since then,
Here is a little about how I have celebrated the win. Continue reading
Traveling In 1948
When we went on vacation to Sulphur Springs in 1948,
We traveled the highways starting early not late.
It was Dad, Mom, JerrylDine and myself at that time.
I will describe a little of our trip that comes to my mind. Continue reading
Young Billy Ray
We have two hives of bees in our downstairs ceiling,
Last week, some of them joined us sending us reeling,
They cut through the dry wall ceiling in our little den,
And about 300 of them just invited themselves on in. Continue reading
Life In Phillips, Texas
Phillips was a company town built by Phillips Petroleum,
To house employees of many facilities in an oil kingdom.
Life was much different from normal towns in the area,
At least from the recollections of a growing boy so fair. Continue reading
My Secret Place
There was a place that I used to go as a young upstart,
Hidden away from the world there in my own backyard.
I let my imagination run loose sitting there in my place,
To get away from turmoil and strife as I ran my young race. Continue reading
Little Big Man
When I was just learning about life as a boy so young,
At times, I had experiences that made me shine some.
These were special times as I was growing up in this land.
Allowing my own pride to make me feel like a little big man. Continue reading