The Saline Courier Weekend
LITTLE SHANE AND BOZO
The little boy named
Shane had many toys and games
He had one toy that he seldom put down
It was a toy called Bozo the Clown.
He slept with Bozo every night
If you tried to take Bozo, you’d have a fight.
Shane took Bozo everywhere he’d go
Did Bozo go “potty”? You know.
Little Shane would not sleep without his clown
But one night, Bozo could not be found.
Shane was sad and started to weep
And after a while he fell asleep.
Mommy kept searching the whole night through She didn’t want Shane’s heart broken in two.
When he awoke, he saw his clown Bozo.
“I love you so much,” he said with a grin.
But not as much as Mommy loves him.
— Jeanette Heffington Benton
LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
No matter where my path may go,
No matter how dark the night,
I will sing and praise the Lord
Because He is my light. When my way is dark
And I cannot see
I will reach out for this hand That He is reaching to me.
— Raye Carroll Benton
The caregiver we hired for Mother
Is pleasant, helpful, and kind…
She likes Mother and Mother likes her.
This we thought we would never find.
She reminded my brother of a little squirrel
Skittering from one thing to another
Folding clothes, mopping, sweeping
Or preparing a meal for Mother
She’s doing all those things for her
That I just didn’t have time to do.
So now when I go to see Mother
It’s because I want to, not have to.
Reba always says, “Oh, just one more thing”
Every time I get up to go. So guess what she reminds me of—
Yep, I call her Lieutenant Columbo!”
— Becky Townsend Benton
The sun goes up The sun goes down I look at it
It’s always round
The moon goes up The moon goes down It can do this
Without a sound
Stars can twinkle
And then be gone Then they come back Before too long
Thinking of this Is what I do
I’m half crazy How about you?
— Milan Allinson Deceased
“I See You!”
Passing through the house, I spot in the shady yard the V-shaped ears of resident rabbit.
— Pat Laster Benton
Great teacher flower lover Awesome cook fantastic christian Delightful person Marvelous at caring Amazing listener
I love you, Grandma!
—Lily Pruss Benton