571. A Query — I wonder have you ever known
Or heard of such a thingAs paperhangers in the house
572. Sticky Fingers I do,
Full many a time has she exclaimed: 'A month ago that suit was new,
573. Christmas Greeting I DO not care to wait until the hand of death has smoothed your brow
Before I say what's in my heart, I'd rather tell it to you now. I'd rather say: 'How glad I am to know your cheery voice and smile,'
574. The Gold Givers Oh, some shall stand in glory's light when all the strife is done,
And many a mother there shall say, 'For truth I gave my son!' But I shall stand in silence then and hear the stories brave,
575. A Friend  A friend is one who takes your hand
And talks a speech you understandhe's partly kindness, partly mirth
576. Old Years And New Old years and new years, all blended into one,
The best of what there is to be, the best of what is gone- Let's bury all the failures in the dim and dusty past
577. Loser And Victor nd he had a ready ear
For the busy tongue of fear,And he had a timid mind
578. The Old-time Family rdens they are bearing, with a child or two to raise.
Of course the cost of living has gone soaring to the skyAnd our kids are wearing garments that my parents couldn't buy.
579. The Naughty Little Fellow When a naughty little fellow stands ashamed in front of you
And his lips begin to quiver and he's ready to boo-hoo, When his big round eyes are filling with the tears he cannot check,
580. The Living Beauties I never knew, until they went,
How much their laughter really meantI never knew how much the place
581. The Doubtful To-morrow Whenever I walk through God's Acres of Dead
I wonder how often the mute voices said:'I will do a kind deed or will lighten a sorrow
582. An Easy World It's an easy world to live in if you choose to make it so;
You never need to suffer, save the griefs that all must know; If you'll stay upon the level and will 'do the best you can
584. For Your Boy And Mine Your dream and my dream is not that we shall rest,
But that our children after us shall know life at its best;For all we care about ourselvesâ??a crust of bread or two,
585. Sausage ay,
Your crisp, delightful shavings and your stack of last year's hay,Your toasted flakes of rye and corn that fairly swim in cream,
586. Contradictin' Joe Heard of Contradictin' Joe?
Most contrary man I know.Always sayin', 'That's not so.'
587. Afraid Of His Dad ever see.
He's just so 'fraid he runs awayWhen all of us fellows want to play,
588. The Lanes Of Boyhood DOWN the lanes of boyhood, let me go once more,
Let me tread the paths of youth that I have trod before;Let me wander once again where the skies are bright,
589. Laddies Show me the boy who never threw
A stone at someone's cat, Or never hurled a snowball swift
590. The Age Of Ink Swiftly the changes come. Each day
Sees some lost beauty blown awayAnd some new touch of lovely grace
591. Roses When God first viewed the rose He'd made
He smiled, and thought it passing fair; Upon the bloom His hands He laid,
592. The Christmas Spirit IT'S HO for the holly and laughter and kisses,
It 's ho for the mistletoe bough in the hall!Was ever a season so jolly as this is?
593. October Days are gettin' shorter an' the air a keener snap;
Apples now are droppin' into Mother Nature's lap;The mist at dusk is risin' over valley, marsh an' fen
594. Home And The Office ould be found at his best.
Let the cares of the day be as great as they may, The night has been fashioned for rest.
595. Mother's Job ke a kite,
Or wrestle on the floor and playThose rough and tumble games, but say!
596. Roses And Sunshine burden I'm bearing to-day;
But I'm humming a song, as I wander along, And I smile at the roses that nod by the way.
597. To The Humble If all the flowers were roses,
If never daisies grew,If no old-fashioned posies
598. The Value Of A Telephone sband said that Ma and me were wanted right away,
An' so, though it was after 12, an' bitter cold outside, We hustled out of bed an' dressed an' took a trolley ride;
599. The Tempters EVERY gentle breeze that's blowing is a tempter very knowing,
For it penetrates my armor in its weakest, thinnest spot; Though I strive each day to shun it, I have never wholly done it,
600. The Benefit Of Trouble IF LIFE were rosy and skies were blue
And never a cloud appeared,If every heart that you loved proved true,