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poem from the mid 1960's
Posted by: Karen Bailey (209.241.171.---)
Date: May 02, 2005 03:24PM

I'm trying again!
This was a long poem that my sister memorized and recited in the second grade in S.D. California. It told a story about a Saint Bernard dog named Sally.
This is what I remember:

Saint Bernard Sally
from Orphan Dog Alley
Was weary of being alone.
"Woof" she would wail
with a droop of her tail
"I wish I had folks of my own"

I hope this is more helpful than my previous entry!

Re: poem from the mid 1960's
Posted by: Desi (Moderator)
Date: September 23, 2005 11:54AM

No luck. Probably (not yet) on the net. But if you post something like this, it will automatically bump up again, and remind people to have another look.

Re: poem from the mid 1960's
Posted by: marianinark (12.199.45.---)
Date: September 14, 2007 10:48PM

I am trying to find the rest of the verses to this poem too. I read it to my son when he was small...in the 60s. I think it was in a "Read Aloud" paperback book.

Re: poem from the mid 1960's
Posted by: les712 (68.116.88.---)
Date: September 15, 2007 12:16AM

It's not on the internet, Marian. See my note to Mujitsu about going back to the source.


Re: poem from the mid 1960's
Posted by: marianinark (12.199.45.---)
Date: September 15, 2007 12:43PM

Hmmmm, I seem to be doing something wrong. My followups are not being posted!

Les, I did a google search and that is where I found this forum.

I also searched for "Read Aloud" books. What I found was not what I had. I bought them, and other children's books in the 'dime' store, back in the 60s.

I gave most of those books to my grandaughters a couple of years ago. I don't know if that one was included. Some of them were badly damaged in storage, and thrown away.
The girls are ages 10-13, and live too far away for me to check to see if they have the one with that poem in it.


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