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Still Remember When?

Story ID:7975
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Hemet CA. USA
Year:2012
Person:Remembering Chelsea Kansas Kid
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Still Remember When?

Still Remember When?

Still Remember When?

Across the pasture
Through the fence and then
On down that gravel road
To Chelsea District No. Ten

After graduation
Its to High School and then
Drive 12 miles to El Dorado
Still remember when

My hair was dark and wavy
I was tall and thin
My attitude was a happy one
Back when

Drafted into the Army
Didnt know then
Whether I would
Make it home again.

Made it home from the Army
Back to Junior College I went
Had some great teachers
Graduated and then

Married a pretty girl from Russell
Had a job with Skelly then
At .77 cents an hour
Our income mighty thin

That was the beginning
Long ways from the end
Many things have happened
Way back then.

Now Im in my eighties
Paunchy, and my gray hair kinda thin
But thinking back
Id do it all over again.

Im ready to start all over
But no more Chelsea District No. Ten
Id be lost
If I could start all over again.

So Ill just dream along
Remembering old places and old friends
Be happy with all my great memories
And just remember When

Monte L. Manka 04-19-12