Carrie E. Joslin
Linnie Jane is very happy—She has a brand new boy
But of the things she knows about him, it seems
there is no end,
For she talks of him at breakfast, she talks of him at
And if her girl friends are not there, she talks
of him to me.
She tells me that he is so handsome! He has such a
But, the things she likes most about him, is the
dimple in his chin.
She tells me how he combs his hair, how he wrinkles up
Just how clever are his jokes, and how he wears
She tells me of his beautiful eyes, wherein the mischief
Then tells me what I already know, that his name
is Junior Burks.
Then one night he came to see her – and the rain came
She told him he must stay all night, and go to
school with her tomorrow.
His Daddy has a big grocery truck, and in it they take a
Oh! She feels so proud and happy, seated by his
And when the ride is over--she says, upon the ground he
And lifts her from the grocery truck with his
strong steady hands!
As she talks on and on of his matchless strength, of all
the things he has done and
I shudder as I wonder,--o'er and o'er, can he be
Then one day she tells me that she loves him, as no
other woman ever loved a
And she reckons they'll get married, Junior
thinks they can.
One Sunday when she stood to say her vows, Oh! How her
Junior Burks stood by her side, and she took him
for her own.
And she promised to love and obey him what ever might
That through joys and through sorrows, she'd
walk faithfully by his side.
©circa 1942/43 Carrie E. Joslin