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She always kept everything perfectly clean :
From the cellar clear up to the top; ' .- . '
;,For neatness and order she surely was keen "'' ;''
And no one could get her to stop. - , . : '"-' '.
Her husband could never find comfort at home '
Fciear He would muss up the place ; , 'vrs? ;
' Wn,'exe hi$' wife, with a broom. and a duster, woldqam
W'lth a itfm znrt .nf Innlr rin hpr farPL 2 '-r . T
, ," She never hadl.time to be reading avbobk,
, She never had time for a; call .;
"; - Instead she was'" scrubbing some corner or' noqkf,
'v ' Cir swppnincr'-tK sfwiVc rir th. -hall.- ''"Ny
She. swept all .her. beauty and gladriessaway- ' ;;?-' ..
,-. She swept all the joys but ;of life ,v .. " .; J , -; i r.,i ,
Until she befcame an automaton gray,-. ", ' .'. .iV--u? .
A cleaning machine-r-not a wife. .. . , i, ,
.She scrubbed all the loye from the heart.-other spouse
, ',,- . Her Children were playless dnti.-glunvj;, ,;. f1 '
She Had her reward an immaculate -house' ')r
Where nobody ever would come. , . t ..-
Shesjvppt and she justed and scrubbedike aslave7' '
Till she swept herself into the tomb, ' ' :w
vAndvthe'noriumentiioy at the head of her grave. . . s ''
' Is a diisteri a brush and a 'broom! Js:'
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--'" ' Hand "Work. ;".-Phog-.apher
"You are. rfit''
now. 'except1 your expression.
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swallow too large apiece of vege-
v Jay iGfeeri Hang it, man,T
can't! - I'm bow-legged, an' am-
trying to hold my knees together .
jsb's it wont show. When I smile
jl forgit all about my knees, jlo
when I pay attention to my knees
J .forgit' to smile. mJanadian.Cerf
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