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Old School

Douglas H. Mc Clintock 1934 (Sarnia, Ontario)



I once knew an old guy for a very long time,
He was very neat and tidy.
His clothes were spotless without any grime,
With a glint in his eyes, he couldn't been any happier

Always his watch and tooth picks in his vest pocket,
Gold cufflinks always to be worn.
White shirt and silver tie bar made him very eloquent,
A nice white handkerchief in his back pocket, every morn.

Summertime was his best time to show
White pants and shoes to match.
Tan jacket and white fedora to make him glow !
A scarlet tie to complete it without a sigh.

In colder weather a white silk scarf
With a grey fedora to give you some class
And grey spats on his shoes to make it bizarre,
He was a man of good looks and dash.

His best meal was bacon and eggs
And fried green tomatoes was a close second
In his coffee or tea, he used nutmeg
To keep his stomach from complaining !

A gardener. loved his rhubarb and yellow beans.
He had a wood stove in his garage.
Used the ash to brush his teeth, to keep them clean.
As a result he had no cavities !

Went to church every Sunday,
But never read or owned a Bible.
His book of good works made him a real dandy.
 Self taught and lived to work !

But who was this guy I am talking about ?
You might have guess it, he was my dad.
In his own mind, he thought he was a standout
All his life, he was just a man of the old school !

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Written on July 22, 2021

Submitted by Mcclintock on July 22, 2021

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