Eighty years had come and gone,
But Joseph Lehman still was glad,
To tell about the work he did
At Witter’s mill, when just a lad.
We listened as he talked about
The farmer’s carts filled full of grain,
The waterwheel, the flying chaff,
The heavy-laden boxcar train.
It took awhile to tell his tale,
But we were happy just to hear
An old man’s joy in labor past:
The homespun work of yesteryear.
Written by Ruth Witmyer 1-25-05