Titles listed below are examples of subjects which have been prepared by museum curator Johnny Ingram. For a more complete list of this information contact the museum or request details during your visit.
Mr. Ingram has authored a substantial number of poems. The subject matter, cover a number of subjects and provide a sample of his view of the events. The list below, is a sample of this variety; they represent phases of life such as Youth, Middle Age and Senior reality. Included in the list are subjects which address the Land Surveying Profession, Living History, Family, Friends and other subjects.
Selected subject may be available when you visit the museum; should you have interest in a special subject let us know when you visit. Copies are available upon request.
WORDS OF RHYME
BY JOHNNY INGRAM
At any early age, they are closer than kin.
Peers that you take, who are true to the end.
Together you play, and try to grow up.
Dreams and companions, just like a pup.
As you start to grow, your just like a twig.
Planning what you'll be when you get big.
A friend stays you and supports what you boast.
Just to be with you, is what they want most.
Their with you, when you discover the girl.
When all the sudden your life's in a whirl.
You think you have found the one for all time.
Only to find, it's all in your mind.
Mixed in between, decisions to make.
New friends offer choices, which you shouldn't take.
You'r so mixed up, can't see through the light.
You make decisions and hope they are right.
As you grow older and life gives what it may.
A good friend supports, all that you say.
Good friends you make, are no accident.
Together they travel the same path you went.
Each to the other, both give the same way.
Trust in each word, the other may say.
You are to them as they are to you.
Together you fit like a sock and a shoe.
FRIENDS help make decisions, that are not only bright.
But usually the ones, that prove to be right.
Your family may be there, but to have a good friend.
One can trust, clear to the end.
You really are lucky, far better than most.
To have a FRIEND, for whom you can boast.
Johnny Ingram October 2004
YOUTHFUL ENTHUSIASM MIDDLE AGE HOPE SENIOR REALITY
Girls and Cars Hugs Reflections
Choices Lets Talk Retirement
Friends Tax Process Conversation
A Scale of Ten Jury Service When Life is over
Fast Cars and Time Sometime Time
Marriage Needs of Life
Companions Life is not a Race
LIVING HISTORY RELATIONSHIPS WORK RELATED
Small Town USA Grandparents Work
Collections Kinfolk Surveying Glossary
Museums Love Surveyors of Early Texas
Dueling Trains Man & Woman Texas - U.S. Boundary
Your Therapist Marriage SHS (Surveyors Historical Society)
Mind and Exercise Two Peas in a Pod TSPS (Texas Society of Professional Surveyors)
Thanks for Your Service Yourself TGLO (Texas General Land Office)
Should You Find a Coin Roots JHS (Jefferson Historical Seminar)
LIST OF SUBJECTS