Sepia Saturday - Ship Talk

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--

And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."

My father could recite these and other lines from Lewis Carroll's famous poem "The Walrus and the Carpenter," by memory even though it was years since he learned it in school. He would recite them whenever there was a big change or transitional period in our family. I'm certain he recited them on New Year's Eve too.

Happy New Year everyone!
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Text from the above card:
Rockport Mass.
Sunday P.M.
Stopped in Newburyport last night and came here today. Cool weather for the time of year. Hope you are well. The Brewster House has been sold to Sawer Wollen Co. for their Super to live in. Hays are to get out in six weeks. Loveingly H.P.

Addressed to:
Miss Annie M. Nute
536a Congress St,
Portland, Maine

Postmark: Rockport, Mass May 10, 1909 7:00 AM


Postcardy said…
I am not familiar with that poem. It sounds amusing, so I'll have to look it up.
craftysmudge said…
Oh this takes me back a few years! I don"t remember him saying the last phrase,though...
Liz Stratton said…
Happy New Year! I love that poem.
Mike Brubaker said…
A nice image, better now after 100+ years since it is not so commonplace to see working sailboats. Best wishes for 2012

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