When he was in his early teens my older uncle Kevin spent a summer with his aunt and uncle on their farm and he had a roll of fat around his middle when he got back. And then in the dust of the road again; And the teams we met, and the countrymen; And the long highway, with sunshine spread As thick as butter on country bread, Our cares behind, our hearts ahead Out to Old Aunt Mary's. I suggest putting a cardboard "binder" over the book to ensure the book doesn't get dinged in the mail. And the old spring-house, the cool green gloom Of the willow trees,—and the cooler room Where the swinging shelves and the crocks were kept, Where the cream in a golden languor slept, While the waters gurgled and laughed and wept— Out to Old Aunt Mary's. And the romps we took, in our glad unrest! The purpose was to visit but to also provide additional labor that was relatively cheap. And the romps we took, in our glad unrest! The cooking was generally very good and in many cases, the child returned with many fond memories and some added weight. But home, with Aunty in nearer call, That was the best place, after all! And as many a time have you and I — Barefoot boys in the days gone by — Knelt, and in tremulous ecstasies Dipped our lips into sweets like these, — Memory now is on her knees Out to Old Aunt Mary's.
The content of this book earned it a negative 4 star rating, but the illustrations and the concept got the four back. . It has definitely faded with time as well and appears to have water stains on the front and back covers pictured above. Check back in our Etsy shop for more curiosities and ephemera such as vintage magazines, vintage books, paper dolls, and more! Wasn't it good for a boy to see — And wasn't it good for a boy to be Out to Old Aunt Mary's? The beautiful black and white illustrations could easily be cut out and framed or used for a separate craft project. Sellers are responsible for following applicable laws and regulations, including posting items with accurate labelling and warnings. Listing review by Deborah The book arrived a day earlier than expected, exactly as described and pictured on the website. The picture shows two boys carring small logs suitable for use in the woodstove in the background; the nearer boy is barefoot and the farther one whose feet are not in the picture wears a yellow hat.
The poem is beautifully illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy. And then, in the garden — near the side Where the beehives were and the path was wide, — The apple-house — like a fairy cell — With the little square door we knew so well, And the wealth inside but our tongues could tell — Out to Old Aunt Mary's. However, there was some additional damage to the book jacket that may have been the fault of the postal service, due to the book being shipped in a thin mailer. The book is in great shape and appears only gently read. Though I am as bald as you are gray, — Out by the barn-lot and down the lane We patter along in the dust again, As light as the tips of the drops of the rain, Out to Old Aunt Mary's.
. The honey, too, in its amber comb One only finds in an old farm-home; And the coffee, fragrant and sweet, and ho! And the sweet-sour pickles of peach and pear, With cinnamon in 'em and all things rare! We cross the pasture, and through the wood, Where the old gray snag of the poplar stood, Where the hammering " red-heads " hopped awry, And the buzzard " raised " in the " clearing " -sky And lolled and circled, as we went by Out to Old Aunt Mary's. Where such heroes of war as we? Far fields, bottom-lands, creek-banks — all, We ranged at will. Always read labels, warnings, directions and other information provided with the product before using it. Some of the inside pages are stained pictured above , though the stains don't interfere with the text. However, all of the inside pages are intact and in otherwise good condition. It'a a hardcover copy of the book and it includes the dust jacket! And the woodland echoes with yells of mirth That make old war-whoops of minor worth!.
Either way, I'm happy with this purchase! A find by Ray! It is, however, some of the absolute worst poetry I've ever read. Decades ago, it was very common for children of the city to spend extended periods of time during summer vacation with relatives that lived in the country and raised much of their own food. The book itself is in okay condition. And the romps we took, in our glad unrest! I am old enough to have memories of relatives that did what is commemorated in this book of poetry. The dust jacket is in okay condition. Etsy assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, labelling, or content of sellers' listings and products. Where such heroes of war as we? There are some pencil markings on some of the inside pages as well.
Far fields, bottom-lands, creek-banks— all We ranged at will. And all is well Out to Old Aunt Mary's. Hardcover: Out To Old Aunt Mary's The poem tells the story of two young boys on their journey to their aunts house. And as many a time as you and I— Barefoot boys in the days gone by— Knelt in the tremulous ecstasies Dipped our lips into sweets like these,— Memory now is on her knees Out to Old Aunt Mary's. Or, stayed by the glint of the redbird's wings, Or the glitter of the song that the bluebird sings, All hushed we feign to strike strange trails, As the "big braves" do in the Indian tales, Till again our real quest lags and fails— Out to Old Aunt Mary's. Our cover is clean with the paper inset intact but there is some fading to the probably once bright gold ink and wear to the corners and the spine ends.
I enjoyed the creative wrapping and notecard too! There is talk of the barn lot, the smell of cherry blossoms and homemade jam, jelly, pies and honey from the hives. The honey, too, in its amber comb One only finds in an old farm-home; And the coffee, fragrant and sweet, and ho! Far fields, bottom-lands, creek-banks—all We ranged at will. A protective dust jacket cover will be provided as well. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. It is, however, some of the absolute worst poetry I've ever read.
Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work. Read the full description Disclaimer: As with all children's products, adult supervision is required. Please message us if you have any questions! Inside, the thick, smooth, clay pages are clean and unmarked but the first several have what looks like water staining near the top edges and yet there is no buckling or rippling and the pages remain flat. Why, I see her now in the open door Where the little gourds grew up the sides and o'er The clapboard roof! And the old spring-house, in the cool green gloom Of the willow trees, — and the cooler room Where the swinging shelves and the crocks were kept, Where the cream in a golden languor slept, While the waters gurgled and laughed and wept — Out to Old Aunt Mary's.