Thursday, January 7, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday-- Keep Smilin

This little do-dad has been with me since I was a kid in the 1950's. It always hung on my bedroom wall on Washington Drive and even into my teenage years on Bramble Lane. Currently it is displayed in my kitchen. I seem to recall that back in elementary school I memorized this little ditty for a poety unit oral presentation.

I googled it to see if I could find out any more info, but came up empty.

The message seems appropriate for the new decade. It is a philosophy that I try to live every day even as adult.

Keep Smilin'

If you keep feelin' chipper
There's none can put you down:
You can make your luck by smilin'
Or loose it with a frown:
If you should get into a hole,
Keep smilin' even then
And when you hit the bottom hard
You'll bounce right out again.

Copyright --F.W.B. MCMXXVII

© 2010, copyright Linda Hughes Hiser


  1. Really a treasure, thanks for sharing.

  2. Too cute. I can just imagine you standing in front of the class.