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From the Logan Banner of Logan, WV, comes this poem by an unknown author printed on July 20, 1923:


The roof of rough rived boards,

The walls hewn logs and chinking;

Over windows vining gourds,

Round gourds for festive drinking.

A wood hinged batten door

With latch, and string for greeting;

A near to nature floor,

Stone hearth for friendly meeting.

An open fire place wide,

And black pot hooks showing;

No art the crude to hide—

Shelter when winds are blowing.

This house quite humble stands,

But love wrought in its building;

Great wealth is not in lands

And homes are not gilding.