Thursday, March 1, 2018

Life on the Connecticut Shore: Grandfather

Grandfather, c. 1922, New Haven (with mystery person long ago cut out of photo)

Grandfather, c. 1896, New Haven

4 comments:

  1. Mildred, Maude and Mabel
    Were sitting at a table
    Down at the Taft Hotel

    Working on a plan to
    Catch themselves a man to
    Satisfy their minds a spell.

    For twenty years and then some
    They'd been showin' men some
    Tricks that made their motors fail,

    But though they'd all had squeezes
    From lots of PhD'ses
    They're saving themselves for Yale.

    Hail, hail, hail to the boys down at Yale

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  2. I have a picture of my grandfather at four with long blonde shoulder length curls in a little Lord Fauntleroy velvet suit holding a riding quirt. I remember seeing it as a child thinking that he was a little girl!
    love the song verse!

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  3. This blog never fails to make me smile.

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  4. Correction:

    But though they'd all had squeezes
    From lots of PhD'ses
    And the Harvard and the Dartmouth male
    And though they've been to functions
    Down at Princeton Junction,
    They're saving themselves for Yale.

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