Poem by Dora C. Hendrick

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Poem by Dora C. Hendrick - W.G. Lindsey brought to the News office the...
W.G. Lindsey brought to the News office the other day the following poem dedicated to his sister, Mrs. J. B. Hendrick, of Duke, Okla., (formerly of this county) a widowed mother with 7 sons -and 4 daughters. The poem, he says, can equally be applied to another Mrs. J.B. Hendrick here also a widow with seven sons of draft age, but no relation. This poem recently appeared in the Duke, Okla., newspaper, and was composed by Dora C. Hendrick. a daughter. The poem is entitled "Seven Sons and Four Daughters." "There was an Old Woman Who didn't live in a shoe, She had seven sons And didn't know what to do. * "Said the Old Woman, let me see. Seven brave sons they must be; I'll give them plenty of bread With a little Hickory tea, I'll put them all.to bed Where they should be. "Time passed on ... as time has a way; Those sons grew to manhood. Almost in a day. A jollier bunch you never could find—all brave and true— Still the Old Woman Didn't know just what to do. "Then came .a shadow over this USA; Old Hitler reared his head And looked this way. He pondered and pondered. Didn't know just what to say. Then he began to throw/ bombs every which way. "But it was on a Sunday, Dec. 7th. Nineteen 'Forty-One, Was when the real trouble begun. The Japs gave Pearl Harbor a stab iin the back; Said Uncle San}, 'I can't take that.' Said he to the Old Woman. 'I know what to 'do; lend me your sons, brave and true. 1 "Four daughters had the Old Woman, Just as brave and true; Said he, 'I'll need their husbands too.' . ' "Then the Old Woman kneeled to pray; . 'Dear God, watch' over my sons, brave and,, true,, And bring them all safely back to the Old Woman, ' Who didn't know what to do.' " DORA C. HENDRICK

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  1. The San Saba News and Star,
  2. 02 Apr 1942, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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