A Handy Guide for Beggars, Especially Those of the Poetic
Fraternity, by Vachel Lindsay.
True story. In 1906, young poet Vachel Lindsay wanders
through a dozen states, with no money and no baggage, staying with
random strangers, reciting poetry and teaching "The Gospel of
Beauty." So, what do you suppose that was like? Wonder
why this book was popular in the 1960s & '70s?
Part 1.7 -- "The Old Lady at the Top of the Hill."
over thirteen years ago
I like this old lady in the story!
When I used to work retail, some of the older people would ask me that same question : \"Do you know how old I am?\" The answer was always at least 90. Amazing.