Written By Herbert LeDrew
Circa 1925. Gift
of Dr. Alton Smith. Cupids
The text says:
“I know there’s a spectacle head,
But is there still an old forge?
Where sparks from the anvil fly out on the street
And children run in and outdoors!
I know that old Mr. Wakeham is dead
But is there a cooper there still?
With his apron and glasses and queer little cap
And would he be called Uncle Bill?
I know the pond named Cupid’s is there
But is there a running brook still?
And is there a jetty, a beach and a bar
And a quay at the base of the hill?
I know the nor’easter comes in from the bay
But does it bring bull birds and foam
Oh, these are the memories vivid to me
That remind me of Cupids and home.
I know there’s a road winding up o’er the hill
And passing by Paddy Briens place
But is there a name rock off to the left
And does it have lover’s names still?
And would one initial be a bold written ‘H'.
Another a firm written ‘E'?
Yes, it has – then I’m going back
Those two old initials to see.”