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Memories are made of these

Story ID:9504
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Corona CA USA
Year:1931
Person:Sad Chelsea Kansas Kid
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Memories are made of these

Memories are made of these

Memories are Made of These

Walkin to Chelsea Church
Walkin to Chelsea school
Haulin wheat to the Chelsea elevator
Going to the Chelsea train depot
Memories are made of these

Chelsea school had one bat, one ball one glove
Chelsea school had a bundle of willow switches
Chelsea school had spelling contests
Chelsea school had one water pump with dipper
Memories are made of these

Playin games at Chelsea school
Playin Hide and Seek in the Chelsea coal house
Swingin on those Chelsea school ground swings
Graduatin from the Chelsea eighth grade
Memories are made of these

I have these tender thoughts of Chelsea
No longer there
In just a few years
No one will care.

These simple scenes of my boyhood
That meant so much to me
Nothing left there to see
My heart remains in Chelsea.

Monte L. Manka 01-27-2014