“Welcome to this home” I felt it said,
As my Northside friends and I descended
Upon Jack’s house where he lived with
his mother and sister;
The house was an old Victorian
with a back staircase and front, and
many curious doors and windows that
did not lead anywhere.
The girls slept on the second floor
while the boys were on t he third
and never did the two mix!
We were such innnocents!
At midnight we scrambled down the backstairs
where Jack made grilled cheese sandwiches
for all of us.
It was perhaps the most innocent
and pleasant times in my life.
If we slept over on a Saturday night,
We all got up on Sunday and
went to church together.
What can I tell you?
It was the Fifties.
Sandra Lee Smith
Originally posted April 1, 2009
Updated August 17, 2018