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The Home Department
' I Remember, I Remember.
(By Thomas Hood.)
I remember, I remember
TheJ house where I'was born,
Tho little window whore the sun
Came peeping In at morn;
He never came a wink too soon,
Nor brought too long a day;
But now I often wish the night
Had borne my breath away!
I remember, I remember
Tho roses red and white;
The violets and tho lily-cups,
Those flowers made of light;
Tho lilacs where the robin built,
And where my brother set
The laburnum on his birthday
That tree is living yet!
I remember, I remember
Where I used to swing,
And thought the air must rush as
To swallows on the wing:
My. spirit flew in feathers then,
That is so heavy now,
And summer pools could hardly cool
The fever on my brow!
I remember, I remember
The fir-trees dark and high;
I used to think their slender tops
Were close against the-sky:
It was but childish ignorance,
But now 'tis little joy
To know I'm farther off from heaven
Than when I was a boy.
& A BELATED BRIDAL TOUR. &
(Continued from' last week.)
It would take too long to tell all of
pur experiences or to describe all that
wo saw of interest. If there was any
thing of interest along the. line of the
Overland Route that"'we missed it was
because there was too much of greater
interest to occupy our time.
"Isn't this delightful?" queried
Dorothy one day as we were winding
in and out of the grand old Rockies
and watching the ever changing colors
of tho cloucls.
"Finest in the world," I replied,
straining my eyes to see the dim out
lines of a grand old peak in the dis
"It isn't much like the first ride we.
took after we were really married,"
"Well, I should say not," I ex
claimed. Truth compels the statement that
our first ride after our "first" mar
riage was taken in a two-wheeled cart
behind a rather tired and dejected
pony that had made -something like
twenty miles at a gait one would ex
pect when the driver was expecting eyr
ery minute to hear the rattle of wheels
and a gruff voice commanding him'.to
stop and. deliver over a beloved,
daughter. And I could not help con
trasting our present luxurious sur
roundings with the aforesaid two
wheeled vehicle. Here the softest of
velvet cushions; there the jerky mo
tion of a two-wheeler. Here an utter
absence of dust; there clouds of it
stirred up by the short-gaited animal"
that hurried us to the nearest justice
of the peace. Now polite attendants
who waited to do our bidding; then a
fear that somebody would appear and
pay us attention. 0, there was no
question about our bridal tour being
As the hours rolled by and the ever
changing scenery along the great
Overland Route unfolded. Itself, to the
eye like a grand panorama a pano
rama that the hand and brain of man
"can never hope to equal I realized
more than ever that the man who gets
the right kind of a wife is the luckiest
At Salt Lake we dipped in the briny
waters at Garfield Beach. We visited
the great Mormon temple and heard
the grand organ. As I looked upon the
old Mormon elders I wondered if a
plurality of wives meant a proportion
ate increase in happiness. After won
dering a while I decided that it was
impossible. If two wives made a man
twice as happy as my one wife made
me, he would die because of sheer in
ability to bear it. But of course I
long since discovered that there is but
one Dorothy in all the wide world.-
From Salt Lake we went to Port
land. We sailed on the broad bosom of
the majestic Columbia and spent hap
py hours watching the salmon fishers.
We watched the great ocean steamers
coming and going, and we idled away
the happy hours wandering about from
one point of interest to another.
Long before we reached Portland we
had forgotten that we were married
five years before, sand everybody who
saw us took us for bride and groom.
The bell-boys at the hotels were all
attention and smiles. The chamber
maids beamed upon Dorothy and
.seemed to envy her her happiness. The
hotel clerks fell into the trap and
always, assigned .us to the bridal cham
bers, and the head waiters never
failed to assign the most accommodat
ing waiters to serve us at table. So
thoroughly was I saturated with the
spirit of tho occasion that I wanted
to spend money as foolishly as the
average newly married man on his
wedding journey, but here Dorothy's
careful management wasr manifested.
She handled the purse and that was
the only feature of the trip that did
not appear to me to be just like a for
sure bridal tour.
From Portland to San Francisco by
steamer! Talk about delightful trips!
There seemed to be about two score
bridal couples on the ship, and we
knew We were acting our parts to per
fection because all the brides confided
in Dorothy just as they did among
themselves, and the grooms took me
to their arms figuratively speaking
and told me all about their wonderful
'"What do you think about my
scheme by this time?" queried Dor
othy, as we leaned over the rail and
watched the waves. ' '
"Little woman," I replied. "You've
got a head on you so long that you
have to go outside the house to turn
And I meant it, too. It took a gen
ius to devise a trip of this kind. Of
course we could have taken a trip
just like it so far as route was con
cerned, but who on earth but Dorothy
would have thought up a scheme so
well calculated to make it the very
.happiest journey possible.
We met so many bridal couples on
our journey that I felt like suggesting
to the management of the7 Union Pa
cific that it change the name of the
road from "The Overland Route" to
"The Bridal Route." I may do so yet,
and I am inclined to believe the sug
gestion is worth money. I understand
(Continued on Page Nine.)
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