Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall for a Winner

Ok ladies, hubs drew a name from the butter dish, but first, one of my memories that I think of in this season.
I have posted it once before, but I think it is so much fun to read in fall:

They’s something kindo’ harty-like about the atmusfere.

When the heat of summer’s over and the coolin’ fall is here –

Of course we miss the flowers, and the blossoms on the trees,

And the mumble of the hummin’-birds and buzzin of the bees;
But the air's so appetizin'; and the landscape through the haze

Of a crisp and sunny morning of the airly autumn days

Is a pictur' that no painter has the colorin' to mock—

When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock
Then your apples all is gethered, and the ones a feller keeps

Is poured around the cellar-floor in red and yaller heaps;

And your cider-makin's over, and your wimmern-folks is through

With theyr mince and apple-butter, and theyr souse and sausage too!...

I don't know how to tell it—but ef such a thing could be

As the angels wantin' boardin', and they'd call around on me—

I'd want to 'commodate 'em—all the whole-indurin' flock—

When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock

James Whitcomb Riley

And the winner:

drumroll please





Send me your address and I will send along your goodie!


Maggie May said...

That was a really good poem but I wish that Winter was not so close.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Gayle said...

Very cool poem! Congratulations to Aleta!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Congratulations to Aleta!!! AND I LOVE THIS POEM!!! One of my faves!!!! Have a wonderful weekend, dear Lailani!!! Enjoy the cooler temps...Love, Janine XO

Susie said...

Congratulations to the winner:-)

Aleta said...

Oh my gosh!!! You just made my Monday!!!! (And that's not an easy thing to do, given I'm much like Garfield on Monday's and mornings. Lol)

Thank you :) I sent an email to you with my address.

LOVE the poem - thank you for sharing it!