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Messy Room
By Shel Silverstein


Whosever room this is should be ashamed!
His underwear is hanging on the lamp.
His raincoat is there in the overstuffed chair,
And the chair becoming quite mucky and damp.
His workbook is wedged in the window,
His sweater's been thrown on the floor.
His scarf and one ski are beneath the TV,
And his pants have been carelessly hung on the door.
His books are all jammed in the closet,
His vest has been left in the hall.
A lizard named Ed is asleep in his bed,
And his smelly old sock has been stuck to the wall.
Whosever room this is should ashamed!
Donald or Robert or Willie or --
Huh? You say it's mine? Oh dear,
I knew it looked familiar!

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Bath Village Covered Bridge, from 1832.


We visited the Cornish Colony Gallery and Museum at Mastlands on Maxfield Parrish Highway in New Hampshire. The museum has a stunning collection of work by Parrish, including one part of a tryptich being restored in Delaware that was discovered in a local attic, and a collection of artwork by Cornish Colony women including this sculpture of a garden angel.


We also went to the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, once the home of the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who created the famous memorial of Shaw's Regiment in Boston Common and the Lincoln sculpture in Lincoln Park in Chicago as well as the statue of Diana in the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the 1907 Liberty $20 gold piece.


Now his home hosts resident artists as well as several buildings displaying his larger works. Here is Hermes in his garden, wearing the winged sandals and carrying the caduceus.


From 1866, the Cornish-Windsor covered bridge which I believe I read is the longest original covered bridge still standing in America.


South Deerfield, Massachusetts is home to the Yankee Candle Factory. We used to visit each year with [livejournal.com profile] apaulled's family and watched it grow from a small museum and factory into something that rivals Wall Drug, with animatronic performers and a restaurant and a toy store.


The enormous store is set up like a Bavarian village complete with a room of toy trains, a castle with a "moat" and a throne room. The kids have dipped their own candles here before, and wanted to do so again; one made a rainbow squirrel, the other a pair of warm and cool colored tapers.


I'm at my sister's, with five children under twelve plus my mother who is driving me insane about her transportation home (it is NOT my fault that neither my father nor my sister passed on the message that we have only four seats in the van to make room for our luggage!) Am trying to supervise baths, get this typed up, make sure laundry gets done and converse with my sister while watching the Yankees game where we can clearly see her husband in his front row seats behind the plate each time there is a focus on the batter. They are selling their million dollar home to move into a much more than a million dollar home backing up to the home of a Yankees player in Westchester...it is like being on a different planet, a very pretty one with great food and more toys than I've ever seen in a private home, but really I prefer the mountains and the Lost River. *g*

Must go and entertain kids...probably will not be around till I am home on Sunday! Have a great weekend everyone and sorry about the delayed comments!

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