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Thread #81308 Message #3777384
Posted By: GUEST,D. E. Shiveley
08-Mar-16 - 10:25 AM
Thread Name: Origins: My Get Up and Go - not by Seeger?
Subject: RE: Origins: My Get Up and Go - not by Seeger?
The poem was written in the mid to late 1930s. One of my aunts has the original newspaper printing, or rather her descendants do. I have several other poems of his in the same style and meter. I have the original type-written poem in my possession and it is very, very old and fragile as it was, as I mentioned, written in the 1930s.
Go to West Union, Ohio and ask any of the old timers there. They'll probably remember Proxy and his poems. I talked to several when I was very young and they acted like I was the granddaughter of a celebrity.
Also, my maternal grandmother had the selfsame newspaper clipping hanging in her kitchen for years and was thrilled when her daughter married Proxy's son.
So, that's the information I have gathered and remember.
Didn't Pete Seeger say he was a newspaper man? Grandpa was considered so as he earned most of his money at one time selling his poems to the newspaper in West Union, Ohio.