Archive for November 8th, 2011

A Melon in Texas

November 8, 2011

Image from the Digital Art Gallery


Some where in Texas a melon now grows,
A melon intended for me;
Here where it’s cold and a north blizzard blows
In fancy that melon I see.
And something like perfume comes into my mouth
As I think of the gift which shall come from the south.

Now it may be a blossom new-come to the vine,
Or a little green speck on the ground,
But I know very well shall that melon be mine
When my birthday comes rolling around,
For once every year out of Texas a friend
A red-hearted melon remembers to send.

It comes in a wash-tub which nicely it fills
With a mattress of straw for its bed,
And we revel for days in the goodness it spills
From its luscious interior so red.
The neighbors drop in and the children draw near
And for Texan good nature we all give a cheer!

Now I look from my window and gaze at the snow
And the grayness of ice and of sleet,
And I think down in Texas they’ve started to grow
A melon that some day I’ll eat.
And I pray to the Lord to watch over my friend
And give sweetness and size to that melon he’ll send.

(Copyright, 1929.) By Edgar Guest

Lima News (Lima, Ohio) Feb 21, 1929

Smokin’ Joe – The Crusade is Over

November 8, 2011

Frazier’s The Greatest; He’s The King


Once Pretty Face Of Ali Messed Up

Cumberland Evening Times (Cumberland, Maryland) Mar 9, 1971

Frazier ‘Whups’ Cassius On Decision After Brutal Bout


‘Who’s Champ”‘ Asks Happy Joe

Daily Chronicle (Centralia, Washington) Mar 9, 1971

Ali’s Tongue Silenced For Once, Promoters Dreaming Of Rematch

Courier News (Blytheville, Arkansas) Mar 9, 1971

No More Jawboning

Joe Frazier Decks Ali In 15th Round

Daily Inter Lake (Kalispell, Montana) Mar 9, 1971

Victory, vindication belong to Frazier

But what the undisputed champ wants most is a fitting tribute from the great Ali

Bennington Banner (Bennington, Vermont) Mar 9, 1971

Undisputed Heavyweight King Frazier Urged to Retire


Smokin’ Joe Awaits Clay’s Apology

Brownsville Herald (Brownsville, Texas) Mar 9, 1971

‘Fight-of-Century’ billing lives up to expectations


Frazier throttles Ali;



Albuquerque Tribune (Albuquerque, New Mexico) Mar 9, 1971

1944 – 2011