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A poem and winter weather through the years

Reflections from the files of the Saratoga Sun


100 years ago

Jan. 6, 1916

Youth’s Vanquished Joys

We hear it asked, “What has become

Of olden-time co’n pone;

Of Mammy’s beaten biscuits with

The flavor all their own;

But would they taste as good again

If they were served tonight?

Would memory make up, perchance,

For jaded appetite?

That chicken Maryland we knew

In golden bygone days

Seems to have lost its flavor now.

The pies that mother used to make

So flaky and so light,

Go well in verse–but would they tempt

The jaded appetite?

And thus in reminiscent vein,

One might ask “What’s become”

Of this and that and t’oth...

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