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A Poem my mother quoted
Posted by: Ewrin Streng (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: June 29, 2004 04:29PM

The only part of the poem that I vaguely remember is:
"make it do,
Or do without."


Re: A Poem my mother quoted
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: June 29, 2004 04:40PM

Ewrin,

Use it up
wear it out
make it do
or do without

The little poem has lots of references on the internet, according to most, it was an anonymous ad run by the U.S. government during WWII.

Les


Re: A Poem my mother quoted
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: June 29, 2004 04:42PM


Re: A Poem my mother quoted
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: June 29, 2004 04:43PM

I recall a similar line from The Waltons TV show, but since it was written in the 70s about the 30s, it could be a slight anacronism




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