Could Not Live On A Hundred
When we tied up, my Sue and I
We often had debated
The finances of families,
And how we would be rated.
We thought we'd have a hundred plunks
Each month to keep us going.
For I would hustle every day,
And Sue would take in sewing.
Yes, we could live in style on that
And save a little money,
For by and by (the rainy days),
When times were not so sunny.
We've worked ten years___we're working yet,
But still we're not a living
On any hundred plunks a month.
We have a faint misgiving
That we can never do the thing,
Though we are still a trying.
We've never made but sixty yet,
And that's what keeps us sighing.
(Boston: The Gorham Press. 1914)
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