Hi everybody……Friday means THANKFULS and POETRY. First is the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop hosted by our buddy Brian. We talk about all the things we’re thankful for and these days most of us have plenty to be thankful for! I always include my thankfulness that my Mom and Dad are fully vaccinated and still staying very safe. I don’t know what would happen to be if I didn’t have them. I’m also thankful to have had a whole lot of outside time this past week – we had some gorgeous days and I did NOT want to come back inside when THEY wanted me to. They’d have to pick me up bodily to bring me in and I would just go limp and whine when they brought me indoors. Mom laughed at that but Dad thought I was acting like a 2 year old human kid. HAHAHA If you’d like to join us in the HOP – click the badge above and link up!
I also am happy to share the email from Angel Sammy with his poem based on the photo he gave us last Thursday. Nice there’s a whole week for all of you to come up with your poems – hope you did – let us know if you wrote one so we can read it on your blog.
Hello Fellow Poets!
Here we are again on a Thursday sharing poetry. The photo I gave you last Thursday to use for today’s poem was a bit of a toughie – at least that’s what many of you thought! I hope you were able to figure out a poem after having a week to think about it.
The photo by the way is of a room full of people taking a Civil Service Examination in the 1930s! So many people getting ready to take a typing test – my Mom says she remembers doing this very thing when she was getting a Civil Service clerk-stenographer’s job in the 1960s. It was done at the Pentagon and she remembers she was very nervous. She passed the tests and was rated a GS-4 and got the job as a Clerk-Steno with the Department of the Army!
ANYWAY, let’s get down to poetic business shall we? Here’s the photo from last week that I gave you and my poem follows.
“Ready, Set, Go!”
Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell ©May 5, 2021
Imagine the tension in that huge auditorium
Some so nervous they lost all sense of decorum!
Taking a test to get a government position
Especially for the women – it was a huge transition
From housewife to office job way back then
The office positions were mostly occupied by men!
It looks in this photo like they’re waiting for the “GO”
After taking the test, finding out results they must know
With any luck a whole new life will start for many in this crowd
Imagine telling your family of your success – they’d be so proud!
The link attached to this photo said:
“Some 1300 typists take civil service examinations in an indoor stadium of the McKinley High School in Washington DC on July 9, 1936.
“With the resumption of examinations for stenographers and typists by the United States Civil Service Commission, such enormous numbers of applications have been received that the examiners have been forced to hold the tests in the huge indoor stadium of the McKinley High School”
Now, who would like to see what NEXT week’s poetic inspiration is? Here’s your photo to use for your poem next Thursday:
Looks like fun! Hope you enjoy writing a poem for this one – I think I will!
Please take care of yourselves until we meet again next Thursday………………………OK?
Hugs, Angel Sammy
Thank you Angel Sammy for another wonderful Thursday visit with you………………..can’t wait to see you next week!