17 October 2009

“I actually do read male authored works oooonce in a loooong view while.”

Great - Great - Grandma Adeline Baach Maas, 1896 - 1985, had three cherry trees to the north side of her wraparound porch and front yard. Out along the country dirt road, these swayed: one of only a very few memories I own ... of her homeplace farm.

She ... a woman 98 pounds total -- maybe -- of which about four of them were spent up in the six inch - wide brim of her massive black, wool - felt hat with on its left the huuuuuge red rose which she always wore ... when dressed to the nines.

Adeline Baach was born in 1896, the same year as the writing and publication of Englishman (Alfred Edward) A E Housman's poem of below:


Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.

Now, for my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.

And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.

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